Rep. Kevin BradyKevin BradyPlanned Parenthood seeks survival in Trump era Top Dem tax writer urges focus on the middle class Ways and Means Republicans ready to grow the economy, help Americans MORE (R-Texas) said Christie had been at a morning fundraiser at a downtown hotel, where donors were lined up to greet him. Inside the GOP meeting, lawmakers who had made significant contributions to the National Republican Congressional Committee stood up to encourage their colleagues to pony up.

An inquiry to a Christie spokesman was not immediately returned.