Christie to campaign with Corbett

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett (Ralph Wilson / AP)

Gov. Christie has been traveling the country recently to stump for Republican governors. Over the next few days, he’ll be appearing with a governor a little closer to home – Gov. Corbett.

Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will attend events with Corbett in Pittsburgh Friday and in Philadelphia Monday, according to the RGA.

Corbett, who is running for reelection in the fall, is trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by as much as 25 points in recent polls.

On Friday in Pittsburgh, Christie and Corbett will attend a fundraiser in the afternoon before making a public appearance together at 3 p.m., according to the Republican Governors Association, which did not provide details about the locations of the events.

Christie will also attend a Pittsburgh fundraiser Friday for Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson), as well as an RGA finance event.

On Monday in Philadelphia, Christie and Corbett will attend a private fundraiser at 6 p.m., according to the RGA, which did not disclose a location.

According to the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools, the Monday event will take place at the Union League. The coalition, which has called for Philadelphia schools to be returned to local control, is planning to protest at the event.

“These Governors both stand for policies that enrich corporations at the expense of working people, for cutting back on public education and health care, for privatizing schools and public services, for disempowering and impoverishing communities of color,” the coalition said on its website.

Christie has recently returned to making public appearances during RGA trips after participating mainly in private events in the wake of the George Washington Bridge controversy. Last week, Christie traveled to Tennessee, where he delivered a keynote speech before a crowd of 1,700 at a high-profile Republican fundraising dnner.