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January 17, 2014

Christie Meets with GOP Donors

"The first real test of the damage to Chris Christie's chances of being the Republican nominee for president in 2016 from the "Bridgegate" scandal could come during the next few days," Reuters reports.

"Christie is scheduled to attend a $1,000-per-ticket reception for New Jersey Republican House candidate Steve Lonegan on Thursday. He then will head to Florida for a series of weekend events aimed at raising money for Republican Governor Rick Scott's re-election campaign, plus a meeting with wealthy Republican donors from all over the United States."

USA Today: "More critical to Christie's own political career is likely to be a gathering Sunday at the North Palm Beach home of Ken Langone, the Home Depot founder and major GOP donor who wants Christie to run for president in 2016. Langone says he has invited about 150 potential donors to "meet and greet" Christie in hopes that if he runs they will support him. Though the event has been planned for months, Langone says the guests will likely ask Christie about the politically motivated traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge."


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