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Chris Christie to shake GOP money tree in New York on Tuesday

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will continue to look to raise money from, and foster goodwill among, Republican Party donors and power brokers with a stop tomorrow in New York City, where Christie will speak at a National Republican Senatorial Committee event.

Fresh off trips to three states on behalf of the Republican Governors Association, of which he is chair, Christie will kick off the NRSC's winter meeting tomorrow evening with remarks at the Harvard Club. The event will be attended by major party donors and some Republican senators.

A spokesperson for the NRSC declined to comment on a committee fundraiser.

With his "bridgegate" scandal still simmering at home, where the New Jersey legislature and the U.S. attorney continue to investigate Christie's administration's involvement in the political retribution scheme, Christie has aimed to use his political travel slate to revive his reputation and shift focus from the controversy. While some Republican candidates have avoided public appearances with Christie, he has nevertheless posted strong fundraising totals on behalf of the RGA, including a $1.5 million haul during a trip to Texas and another $1 million in Chicago last week.

Christie will look to maintain a robust travel calendar in the coming weeks. He will make a trip to Washington later this week for a National Governors Association meeting, and later travel to five other states for RGA fundraisers and events.

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