New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, one of the GOP’s most-sought after stars following his 2009 victory, is hitting the road to unveil a string of endorsements in the coming weeks, POLITICO has learned.
In what constitutes his first major political trip, the blue-state governor who has the GOP enthralled by his face-off with the public-sector unions — and his passing of a budget with surprising ease — will be traveling to some of the nation’s hottest political battlegrounds in the coming weeks, including a stop in presidential proving ground Iowa.
There, he’ll boost gubernatorial candidate Terry Branstad — a trip that is sure to amplify the Christie-for-president buzz, although he’s emphatically insisted that he is not making a White House run.
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