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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 Tillis next Tuesday.

{mosads}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 Hagan, 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.

Tags 2014 North Carolina Senate Race 2016 Presidential race Chris Christie Kay Hagan Thom Tillis

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