Washington (CNN) - It appears the controversies New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's dealing with back in the Garden State haven't affected his standing as one of the GOP's most potent fundraising rainmakers.
As Christie convenes two days of Republican Governors Association meetings here in the nation's capital Friday and Saturday, an RGA official tells CNN that the group has raised $18 million since Christie took over as RGA chairman in late November. That's a new fundraising record for the first three months of a new RGA chairman's tenure. The previous record holder was then-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barber, who chaired the RGA from June 2009 through the end of 2010.
Chicago (CNN) - His administration is facing multiple investigations, but Chris Christie says he's moving forward.
"Time will tell, but I believe that we are focused on the things we need to be focused on," the Republican governor of New Jersey said Tuesday afternoon at a question and answer session at the Economic Club of Chicago.
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Chicago (CNN) - Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady will attend Gov. Chris Christie's only public event Tuesday with the Economic Club of Chicago, Brady's campaign manager Dan Egler told CNN.
Brady is one of several Republican candidates running for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this year.
Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie raised $1.5 million during a fundraising swing through Texas last week, the Republican Governors Association announced early Tuesday morning, hours before the embattled governor was scheduled to headline more events in Illinois.
Moreover, the RGA raised $6 million in January, said spokeswoman Gail Gitcho, who added that this was done with "the help of Chairman Christie and all of our Republican governors.
Washington (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed support Sunday for his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie, telling CNN the New Jersey governor should keep his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
"Yes, I don't think he should step down," Jindal told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday morning. "I think he should stay there."
Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should remain in his job as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, pushing back on a call from Virginia’s losing GOP gubernatorial candidate for Christie to step down.
“No, not at all,” Preibus told CNN in response to whether he agrees with Ken Cuccinelli’s demand that Christie quit the RGA.
(CNN) - Chris Christie told a large group of Republican donors that he's "being tested" by a couple of controversies that have the embattled New Jersey governor fighting to regain his political momentum.
Christie's comments came Sunday night, as he met with some of the GOP's top financial backers, a meeting that could be critical for Christie as he seriously considers a run for the White House in 2016. And according to one attendee at the private get-together at the home of Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, Christie was received warmly by the donors.
(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie hits the road this weekend to headline private fundraisers in Florida, but the political crisis he leaves behind in New Jersey could still follow him south.
The Republican, viewed as a formidable potential presidential candidate in 2016, will likely face questions in closed-door sessions with Republicans in the Sunshine State.
Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.
Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie deflected any questions about his 2016 political plans Thursday as he took the reins of the Republican Governors Association.
When asked about his possible bid for the next Republican presidential nomination at a news conference for the RGA's annual meeting, Christie stressed that his focus is on the here and now, not three years in the future.