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Christie plans another visit to New Hampshire

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be back in New Hampshire later this month.

Christie will attend the July 31 Fisher Cats game as part of a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party. U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, former governor John Sununu and several other notable Republicans will join Christie at the game, according to a fundraising email sent out by the party. Christie became governor of New Jersey in 2009, won re-election in 2013 and is chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

This is Christie’s second trip to New Hampshire this summer; he came here in June to endorse Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein. Christie is widely considered to be mulling a presidential bid, and mingling with Republican leaders and strategists in the first-in-the-nation primary state is no doubt a part of that process.

Tickets for the game and a reception with Christie cost $45, while those willing to pay $2,500 can watch the game with him in a luxury suite.

Despite recent turmoil surrounding Christie, such as the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Hampshire Republicans are still responding relatively well to him. At a Republican gathering in March in Nashua, he took second in a straw poll to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. During his visit here last month, several voters told the Monitor that it’s too early to tell whether the bridge scandal would affect their view of him should he run for president.

Kathleen Ronayne

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