Christian graduated from Villanova and studied law at Rutgers. He has owned and operated several business ventures, and is president of a defense manufacturing company in Philadelphia.

He has spent much of his life advocating for veterans rights. He worked on veterans issues for the U.S. Department of Labor in the 1980s, and twice ran unsuccessfully for the House in the 1980s.

Christian calls himself "a Ronald Reagan Republican," and says the current high unemployment rate and economic uncertainty are his chief concerns.

He says he would work to reverse the "Jimmy Carter agenda" of the late 1970s that has been "repackaged" by President Obama.