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September 08, 2010

Are You Ready For The Chris Christie Fall Tour?

California? Ohio? Iowa? Check, check and CHECK.

The Iowa trip is part of a campaign swing that will take Christie through at least seven states beginning in California at the end of this month, where he'll headline a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (R). Christie is also expected to visit Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Christie adviser Mike DuHaime told The Hill the governor has had "many direct requests" from candidates to campaign on their behalf in 2010 and said the governor's early record of fiscal discipline in New Jersey makes him a top draw for Republican candidates given the current political environment.

"He's proven that if you focus on bread and butter economic issues, you can win no matter how blue the state," DuHaime said. "He's also proven that you can govern effectively even with a Democratic legislature."

Christie's focus will largely be on gubernatorial candidates, but his schedule does include stops for Republican congressional candidates in Pennsylvania and his home state.

I don't think he's going to run in '12, it's too soon. VP? Maybe.

Still, 57% approval for a fiscal conservative rock star in deeply blue NJ? Yeah, that's the good stuff.

Oh and the GOP winning a lot of state house races this fall? You know who that benefits? Mitt Romney RGA Chairman Halley Barbour.


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