BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – New Jersey’s Chris Christie is visiting Birmingham to support a fellow Republican governor, Alabama’s Robert Bentley.
Christie is scheduled to stop in Birmingham on Wednesday for a public event with Bentley and two private appearances.
Christie and Bentley will tour the non-profit Southern Research Institute and meet with reporters.
Afterward Christie and Bentley will attend a pair of private events for the Bentley campaign.
Christie is visiting as chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association. He’s also a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Bentley is being opposed for re-election by Democrat Parker Griffith of Huntsville.
From Alabama Christie will travel to Biloxi, Mississippi, for a series of events with Mississippi GOP Gov. Phil Bryant.
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