(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will attend the George W. Bush Presidential Center opening in Dallas this week, Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the governor's office, confirmed Tuesday.
Christie will leave for Texas Wednesday afternoon to attend a dinner the night before the invitation-only dedication ceremony the next morning at Southern Methodist University.
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In addition to Christie, other high-profile guests include President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former President George H. W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, and former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also expected to attend. Both Clinton and Christie are considered potential contenders for the 2016 presidential race.
Christie served as a campaign lawyer and a major fundraiser for Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. In 2001, Bush nominated Christie to be a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, a position he held until he ran for governor in 2009.
Christie is up for re-election in November.