Christie set to headline fundraiser for Hagan opponent
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will headline a fundraiser for North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSenate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTA McConnell: Mueller needs 'no protection' from Trump Press: Congress must protect Mueller from Trump MORE next Tuesday.

Christie and Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, will also appear side-by-side at a public campaign event earlier that day, according to the Wilmington Star-News.

The visit from a potential 2016 contender — Christie’s made no secret of his interest in potentially launching a presidential bid next year — is sure to draw buzz to Tillis’s campaign against Sen. Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganPolitics is purple in North Carolina Democrats can win North Carolina just like Jimmy Carter did in 1976 North Carolina will be a big battleground state in 2020 MORE, considered one of Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents this cycle.

Polling has shown her locked in a tight battle with Tillis, but most observers agree she’s the least vulnerable of the party’s four red-state Democrats running for reelection.