Chris Christie To Lead Delegation To Mexico

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to lead a delegation of officials to Mexico next month, aides said Thursday.

But the Republican’s trip has nothing to do with the border crisis on the southern border.

The purpose, an aide said, is to “promote increased trade, economic growth, job creation and higher education in both New Jersey and Mexico through enhanced relations.”

“Governor Christie will meet with various Mexican business leaders, tour local companies and visit with dignitaries and government officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto,” the Christie aide said.

Along with Christie, the delegation will include “representatives from New Jersey’s business, pharmaceutical and higher education communities, as well as energy.”

Christie, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, has made one other official foreign trip while governor: He traveled to Israel in 2012.

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