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Mark Zuckerberg is throwing Chris Christie a fundraiser

Mark Zuckerberg-the gajillionaire founder of Facebook-has announced that he'll be throwing a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Mark Zuckerberg is throwing Chris Christie a fundraiser

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during his 100th Town Hall meeting in Manahawkin, N.J. (MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during his 100th Town Hall meeting in Manahawkin, N.J. (MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer)

Mark Zuckerberg—the gajillionaire founder of Facebook—will be throwing a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Zuckerberg previously donated $100 million to Newark public schools. He and his wife Priscilla have worked with Christie on education reform.

"They admire his leadership on education reform and other issues and look forward to continuing their important work together on behalf of Newark's school children. Mark and Priscilla are happy to host him at their home to support his re-election."

A few years back, Christie, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and The Zuck all appeared on Oprah together and then went out and got matching tattoos or something because the Oprah bond is forever. Now, Christie and Zuck (dropped the "the"—it's cleaner) are BFFs. Zuckerberg approached Christie's campaign in hopes of throwing a fundraiser to get his pal re-elected. [BuzzFeed]

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