National Political Figure Christie In The Area Stumping For Congressional Hopeful

New Jersey's Governor is headlining a state GOP event Monday and a Tuesday fundraiser for Ann Wagner Tuesday.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to visit a hotel Tuesday as part of a fundraiser for U.S. congressional candidate Ann Wagner. Wagner is in a primary battle with for the GOP nomination in the Second Congressional District.

The private breakfast event runs from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the .

On Monday, a group of people organized by advocacy group Progress Missouri held a protest against Christie in downtown Clayton. One photo from the event, posted by a Twitter user with the handle @ssnich, shows people holding signs with statements such as, "Stop the same old politics".

Christie will not hold any media events during his time Monday and Tuesday in St. Louis, said Richard Gorka, communications director for the New Jersey Republican Party.

Christie has been in the news recently amid discussion about 2012 Republican presidential candidates. Politico referenced unnamed sources in an article stating that Christie is considering whether to enter that race. And Nate Silver, author of The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog, analyzed Christie's ideology as compared to that of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, two of the GOP presidential candidates.

Earlier this month, The Associated Press reported that Christie would headline the Missouri Republican Party's "Spirit of Enterprise Award Dinner" on Monday in St. Louis.

As for the congressional race, no Democrat has entered the contest. Representative Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis) has said he would wait until a possible court challenge over the newly redrawn map which eliminates his current district, to decide whether to run in the Second district or in the First, where he would face a primary challenge from incumbent Rep. William "Lacy" Clay (D-St. Louis).

Creve Coeur is currently in the first district, but would relocate to the second under the new map approved by state lawmakers earlier this year.


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