New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is heading to Michigan to fundraise for Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land (R).


The Republican Governors Association chairman has been barnstorming the country in support of other governors, but this is one of the few times he's appeared for a candidate for other office. He'll also headline an RGA fundraiser with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R).

Christie, a potential White House candidate, has faced major headaches stemming from his staffers' decision to close lanes of a bridge as political retaliation. But while the blowback has battered his standing in national polls, it hasn't slowed down his torrid fundraising on behalf of the RGA.

Land, a former Michigan secretary of state and RNC national committeewoman, has been running close in the polls with Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.). A live-caller poll released Monday from Denno Research found her trailing Peters by 40 percent to 37 percent among likely voters, while other recent polls have found her with a narrow lead.