As investigation moves forward, high-profile week ahead for Christie
February 10th, 2014
07:00 AM ET
8 months ago

As investigation moves forward, high-profile week ahead for Christie

Washington (CNN) - From Chicago, to the nation's capital, to Port Monmouth, New Jersey, it will be a high-profile week for Gov. Chris Christie, including at least two events where he will face questions.

It is a dual purpose trip to Chicago on Tuesday, as Christie begins the process of trying to repair damage to his national profile. He'll raise money for the Republican Governors Association like his previous RGA trips: behind closed doors and out of the public eye.

But unlike his recent visits to Florida and Texas, Christie also has an event in front of television cameras on this swing. He'll speak to the Economic Club of Chicago at a downtown hotel, which includes questions from audience members.

Then, back home in New Jersey Thursday, he will hold his first town hall meeting since the emails in the George Washington Bridge controversy were made public.

His office bills the event, at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Port Monmouth, as his 110th town hall since becoming governor. It will be focused on Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, and he'll be joined by several state officials to discuss plans for a second round of federal relief funds. There will be an opportunity for questions from attendees.

Later that day, Christie comes to Washington D.C. for a fundraising event. He then speaks to a New Jersey tradition, the 77th state Chamber of Commerce Congressional delegation. State political and business leaders will attend the dinner, that includes the state's U.S. senators and House members.

Democrats again plan to use the week to try to highlight Christie's political troubles. The liberal group Progressive Change Campaign Committee will hold a news conference Tuesday at the George Washington Bridge. They say they will have people who were affected by the September access lane closures.

The Democratic National Committee will hold a shadow news conference Tuesday during his Chicago trip as well, similar to events they did during Christie's two prior RGA trips.

Meanwhile, the joint legislative committee investigating Christie's administration will meet Monday in a closed door session "to update members concerning the status of the investigation." More documents under subpoena are expected to be submitted this week.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. ChrisM

    Christies done, next

    February 10, 2014 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  2. Bruce

    Christie put good people out of work because of a vindictive Political Machine and a Senator who used Bully/thug tactics to abuse power. Christie was grossly misled and lied to by Sweeney and his corrupt cronies who went on witch hunts to overthrow Christies appointees who Sweeney desperately wanted out of certain positions.

    Nobody in Christies circle cared and you see the results of karma. Christie still has not reappointed those who were done wrong by Sweeney/Norcross thugs. Even karma doesn't change the minds of ignorance and stubborn men who are heartless

    February 10, 2014 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  3. rla

    And CNN dipd further into the faux news business- do you people ever study politics in NJ? OR see the forward steps by this man??? Oh yeah just go back to the good old days where the progressives bully anyone with a good idea - PC police and political distortion that should have no place in a true newsroom!

    February 10, 2014 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    He'll raise money for the Republican Governors Association like his previous RGA trips: behind closed doors and out of the public eye.
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    Conducting fund raisers behind closed is not really that out of the ordinary for these types of events. What is out of the ordinary is Christie's press release claiming that the Governor had not personally reviewed last week's press release blasting Mr. Wildstein's high school past. How could Christie not know, or not want to know, about what was going to be released to the press and the public?

    What's more, why did it take an entire week of criticism for the Christie team to make this type of announcement? If the announcement was the mistake that they claim it to be, then why haven't they recanted the remarks? Aren't they actually standing behind the original remarks?

    February 10, 2014 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    A town hall meeting may not be the wisest thing to do. Heck! Being in the public eye at all isn't wise. I guess it's not in his nature to stay low off the radar. Not trying to give republicans advice, but they should make him resign from the RGA.

    February 10, 2014 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    "It is a dual purpose trip to Chicago on Tuesday, as Christie begins the process of trying to repair damage to his national profile."

    Good luck putting the toothpaste back into the tube, Chris Christie. Yeah, I know. You're being "misunderstood". Or you picked "bad" people to run your office. Or something.

    February 10, 2014 09:48 am at 9:48 am |