Christie meets with House Republicans in Washington

Gov. Chris Christie is introducing himself to Washington lawmakers as he considers jumping into the presidential contest.

Christie attended a meet-and-greet with House Republicans on Capitol Hill early Wednesday morning.

Attendees at the event said he spoke about a range of issues, including national security and the economy. They said he also encouraged members to pass legislation, even if they don’t believe the president will sign it.

Christie was in town to attend the swearing-in of Maryland’s new Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Christie is scheduled to introduce Hogan before the new governor delivers his inaugural address outside the Annapolis statehouse.

The appearance marks the last stop of Christie’s victory tour celebrating candidates that he helped elect in his former role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

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