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 TillisOvernight Defense: Over 500 amendments proposed for defense bill | Measures address transgender troops, Yemen war | Trump taps acting VA chief as permanent secretary Trump to nominate acting VA secretary to lead department Dem urges House Oversight to subpoena Cambridge Analytica MORE next Tuesday.

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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 Hagan2020 Dems compete for top campaign operatives Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Politics is purple in North Carolina 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.