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Gov. Christie Hits the Road for Romney

NJ governor embarks on southern states fundraising trip for GOP presidential candidate

Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 6:10 PM EDT
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Gov. Christie Hits the Road for Romney

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Former Mass.governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will get a new fundraising assist from NJ Gov. Chris Christie during a campaign swing through several sourthern states. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be making a multi-state fundraising sweep through the South for Republican Mitt Romney this week.

Christie has stops scheduled in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina on Tuesday.

The fundraising swing continues Wednesday.

Christie has helped Romney raise $2.1 million in two New Jersey fundraisers. The pair pulled in $1.7 million in June and $400,000 during a prior event when Romney was still being challenged for the GOP nomination.

Christie has fueled speculation that he's being considered for vice president. But he's also indicated that he considers himself too blunt-spoken to be a likely choice for the presumptive GOP nominee.

Romney will be in western Pa. on Tuesday, before leaving next week to visit the Summer Olympics in London.

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