New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will headline the Tennessee GOP’s Statesmen's Dinner in May, The Hill has learned.
Christie, the current chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, will keynote the Volunteer State Republican Party’s major fundraising dinner on May 30.
Last year, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) headlined the dinner, which raised more than $500,000 for the state party. Other past speakers include former Vice President Dick Cheney, 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.).
Christie is still grappling with an ongoing investigation into his administration’s role in controversial bridge closures as possible political retaliation. The fallout has damaged his position in many national polls, but he’s kept up his fundraising schedule on behalf of the RGA and others.