2016 Watch: Christie back to N.H.
July 9th, 2014
10:54 AM ET
3 weeks ago

2016 Watch: Christie back to N.H.

(CNN) - Chris Christie's headed back to New Hampshire, again.

The New Jersey governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association will headline a fundraiser for the Granite State's GOP at the end of July. For the possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, it's the second straight month he'll visit New Hampshire, which holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

Christie will be the main attraction on July 31 at a fundraiser for the state Republican Party at the minor league baseball stadium in Manchester, home to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Christie will mingle with Republican contributors at a rally style event before the game, followed by top donors (paying $2,500 each) joining the governor to watch the game from a skybox.

Last month Christie briefly visited New Hampshire, and raised money for Walt Havenstein, the leading GOP gubernatorial candidate to take on Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan in November.

The trip was Christie's first to New Hampshire since the 2012 election. If he does run for the 2016 GOP nomination, winning the Granite State's primary is considered crucial for Christie. Word of the new trip was first reported by WMUR and Politico

Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky were tied at the top of a crowded pack of potential GOP presidential candidates in a Suffolk University/Boston Herald Poll last month of New Hampshire Republicans.

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  1. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    I love the new Fox-lite...

    They are going out of their way to destroy the POTUS and Hillary while propping up Crispy. They bring up a 40 year old case where Hillary was a court appointed attorney just doing her job while not even mentioning the scandals surrounding Crispy.

    But this is the liberal media....😌😌😌

    July 9, 2014 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. MaryM

    Krispy is done and he knows it, he is just going thru the motions right now . As soon as Kelly gets immunity and starts singing Krispy is done. Bye Bye

    July 9, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. just asking

    christie's looking pretty good!! democrats wasting tens of millions trying to smear him and he just keeps looking better and better. hillary on the other hand, shooting herself in the foot every timeshe opens her mouth. i think she is down to 2-3 toes left!

    July 9, 2014 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  4. S.B. Stein

    Too bad he isn't raising money to cover the pension fund he said he'd pay into for the state's portion. I guess if he won't honor a contract he can't be trusted to follow the law. Christie doesn't have the mentality and temperament to be president or even governor. I fear what he would say to ally who pisses him off one day.

    July 9, 2014 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh goody. It's been awhile since we've been given GOPerville trivia of the day:

    Joni Ernst castrates pigs.
    Rand Paul dresses himself in baseball uniform.
    Mitt Romney visits in New Hampshire.
    Chris Christie dances with the stars. AKA shakes his booty.
    Chris Christie's big day.
    Chris Christie plays ball.

    July 9, 2014 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. just asking

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....
    I love the new Fox-lite...
    They are going out of their way to destroy the POTUS and Hillary while propping up Crispy. They bring up a 40 year old case where Hillary was a court appointed attorney just doing her job while not even mentioning the scandals surrounding Crispy.
    -–

    yeah i know!!! actually reporting on obama and hillary accurately!!! what the heck is going on cnn? i guess they ran out of that obama koolaid after 5.5 years of propping obama up and the weight of reaility was too much to overcome.

    July 9, 2014 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. rs

    just asking

    christie's looking pretty good!! democrats wasting tens of millions trying to smear him and he just keeps looking better and better. hillary on the other hand, shooting herself in the foot every timeshe opens her mouth. i think she is down to 2-3 toes left!
    _________________________________
    I don't know that I've seen costs in the New Jersey Legislative hearings into the Bridges affairs yet- but they can't even be a measurable portion of what Mr. Issa wastes- and he's at around $60 million for about 3 years of his little inquisitions.
    Have no fears Just, the $millions spent will be the GOP bashing each other ahead of the election. But hey, the Kochs have deep pockets. Why not?

    July 9, 2014 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  8. rs

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    I love the new Fox-lite...

    They are going out of their way to destroy the POTUS and Hillary while propping up Crispy. They bring up a 40 year old case where Hillary was a court appointed attorney just doing her job while not even mentioning the scandals surrounding Crispy.
    ___________________
    Yes, but the new GOP meme is they hate people that actually DO their jobs.....

    July 9, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  9. Silence DoGood

    @just asking
    christie's looking pretty good!! democrats wasting tens of millions trying to smear him and he just keeps looking better and better. hillary on the other hand, shooting herself in the foot every timeshe opens her mouth. i think she is down to 2-3 toes left!
    ----------–
    You did see that GOP operatives are spending more on the Benghazi persecution than on the VA hearings?
    And she really got exposed the other day (sarcasm) when it was discovered that 40 years ago she upheld the law and the rights of the accused. OMG!

    July 9, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. rs

    MaryM

    Krispy is done and he knows it, he is just going thru the motions right now . As soon as Kelly gets immunity and starts singing Krispy is done. Bye Bye
    ____________________
    I dunno. With each hearing and day passing it might just be Mr. Christie will be in the clear. That's what the GOP needs to hope for anyway- he's about their only sane candidate for 2016. Whether he can win or not is an entirely different matter.

    July 9, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  11. Chris..E.al

    If you like your doc you can keep him and you can get at the cost of a ph bill ?

    July 9, 2014 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. S.B. Stein

    @just asking - have you been looking at what Christie has been doing in NJ? He claimed that the fiscal house is in order and wants a tax cut while the pension isn't fully funded. Does that sound like a good idea? He is becoming more of an ideologue all the time. A governor should be an administrator, and he isn't a good one because he is still thinking he is a prosecutor. You can't just cut things; lower taxes don't bring in the revenues that a state needs.

    July 9, 2014 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  13. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    yeah i know!!! actually reporting on obama and hillary accurately!!! what the heck is going on cnn? i guess they ran out of that obama koolaid after 5.5 years of propping obama up and the weight of reaility was too much to overcome.

    Accurately?? A 40 year old case where she was actually doing her job? Just remember that the next time you call it the Clinton News Network. This is Fox-lite.

    July 9, 2014 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  14. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @just asking
    christie's looking pretty good!! democrats wasting tens of millions trying to smear him and he just keeps looking better and better. hillary on the other hand, shooting herself in the foot every timeshe opens her mouth. i think she is down to 2-3 toes left!

    Keep hallucinating. Soon, you are going to wake up with a female President Elect!

    July 9, 2014 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  15. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    rs says:
    July 9, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm
    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross…..

    I love the new Fox-lite…

    They are going out of their way to destroy the POTUS and Hillary while propping up Crispy. They bring up a 40 year old case where Hillary was a court appointed attorney just doing her job while not even mentioning the scandals surrounding Crispy.
    ___________________
    Yes, but the new GOP meme is they hate people that actually DO their jobs…..

    Well considering the ones running the party are trust fund babies and their minions are mostly PWT collecting gubmint checks, I can see why they would have an aversion to actual work.

    July 9, 2014 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    just asking

    christie's looking pretty good!! democrats wasting tens of millions trying to smear him and he just keeps looking better and better. hillary on the other hand, shooting herself in the foot every timeshe opens her mouth. i think she is down to 2-3 toes left!
    ---------------------------
    Not only is "tens of millions" a lie, Republicans cannot talk. House Republicans have requested, no excuse me, put in for a $3.3 million purchase order to pay for the umpteenth Benghazi investigation. Or was it IRS? We've had a whole series of those, too. The House Republicans have literally spent tens of millions over the last few years on frivolous investigations into their wild conspiracy theories. One hundred thousand man-hours have been spent by IRS employees at a cost of millions.

    July 9, 2014 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    rs

    just asking

    christie's looking pretty good!! democrats wasting tens of millions trying to smear him and he just keeps looking better and better. hillary on the other hand, shooting herself in the foot every timeshe opens her mouth. i think she is down to 2-3 toes left!
    _________________________________
    I don't know that I've seen costs in the New Jersey Legislative hearings into the Bridges affairs yet- but they can't even be a measurable portion of what Mr. Issa wastes- and he's at around $60 million for about 3 years of his little inquisitions.
    Have no fears Just, the $
    ==========================================
    Neither has "just somebody". If they cannot cite actual figures, what make you assume that they have actual facts? You know, of course, that if they had some actual numbers that they would shouting them from the treetops.

    July 9, 2014 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  18. Lynda/Minnesota

    "You know, of course, that if they had some actual numbers that they would shouting them from the treetops."

    Problem is, Rudy, they can't find the trees that are the right height without Mittens leading the way for them.

    July 9, 2014 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Lynda/Minnesota

    "You know, of course, that if they had some actual numbers that they would shouting them from the treetops."

    Problem is, Rudy, they can't find the trees that are the right height without Mittens leading the way for them.
    --------------------------
    You read my mind. I was trying to find some sort of sardonic phrase to work Flip Flopney in.

    July 9, 2014 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  20. Gurgyl

    -ha!!!christie's looking good? With all the Lee Harvey Bridge closure allegations? Is this the dude you support for WH, check you brain if you have any. USA is not ready for every Tom, Dick and Harry–because presidency is not that CHEAP.

    July 9, 2014 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Doesn't this guy have a state to run??? Why some much travel? Who is paying for it?

    July 9, 2014 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  22. just asking

    rs
    MaryM
    Krispy is done and he knows it, he is just going thru the motions right now . As soon as Kelly gets immunity and starts singing Krispy is done. Bye Bye
    ____________________
    I dunno. With each hearing and day passing it might just be Mr. Christie will be in the clear. That's what the GOP needs to hope for anyway- he's about their only sane candidate for 2016. Whether he can win or not is an entirely different matter.
    --

    medic! medic!! a gallon of koolaid for rs stat!! he is showing signs sanity with signs of reality creeping in. omg, i hope he makes it.

    July 9, 2014 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  23. Thomas

    Why would anybody vote for a guy who has sugary to keep his weight down .

    Don't do the crime , if you can't do the time !

    Go to the Gym .

    July 9, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  24. The Real Tom Paine

    @ just asking, I seem to remember you and your little friends all your little friends all screaming what a RINO Christie was/ is, and, now that it seems as though he's caught a breather from the public discovering what a lousy manager he is, he's now your savior? Please, Hillary would mop the floor with him. Your hero is a man who has a miserable job creation rate, high taxes, and an inability to broaden the party enough to make a difference, and you act as though you are in rapture? Please. Get a grip. None of your " heavyweights" are capable of a substantive policy discussion, much less proposing a alternative to anything that Obama has enacted.

    July 9, 2014 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |