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Christie Attending NJ Fundraiser for Romney

NJ Gov., on list of VP contenders, to join presumptive GOP nominee in Woodbridge

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 5:57 PM EDT
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Christie Attending NJ Fundraiser for Romney

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Governor Chris Christie holds his Jersey Comeback Town Hall in Brick, N.J. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will attend a New Jersey fundraiser for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

The event will take place tonight at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Woodbridge.

Christie is mentioned among Republicans as a possible running mate for Romney.

Earlier Tuesday Christie berated state Democrats to guarantee New Jersey residents a tax cut starting in January. The governor told a town hall audience in Brick that Democrats have reneged on a promise to cut taxes by 10 percent.

Democrats have set aside $183 million for the first phase of the tax cut in the upcoming budget, but are withholding the money until at least January because of the lagging state economy.

The budget that arrived on Christie's desk Monday night is $400 million less than the one he proposed in February. Christie has the power to line-item veto individual appropriations, or he can veto all or parts of the budget, sending it back to the Legislature with recommended changes.

The end of the week is the deadline to adopt a balanced budget by the start of the new fiscal on July 1.
 

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