(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumps for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the campaign trail for the first time Wednesday.
Christie, arguably the former Massachusetts governor's most high profile surrogate, will make two stops in New Hampshire, visiting Romney's state campaign headquarters in Manchester and attending a Romney house party in Nashua. Later in the evening, Christie will go to the campaign's national headquarters in Boston to watch Romney face-off against the other major Republican White House hopefuls in a presidential debate in Michigan.
Christie, the tough talking first-term New Jersey governor, ended months of speculation over his presidential intentions when he announced in early October that he would not run for the GOP nomination. For months party insiders and financial backers urged Christie to launch a bid for the White House.
One week after his announcement, Christie appeared with Romney at a news conference in New Hampshire, just hours before a presidential debate, to endorse the former Massachusetts governor.
"Governor Christie is a national leader in the fight to reform government and cut spending. He has consistently stood up for the principles of limited taxation and fiscal responsibility that are important to Granite Staters," said Romney spokesman Ryan Williams, in a statement. "Our campaign is honored to have Governor Christie in New Hampshire to talk to voters about why Mitt Romney is the best candidate to fix our economy and defeat President Obama in 2012."
News of Christie's campaign swing for Romney was first reporter by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
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