Donald Trump to hold fundraiser to help Chris Christie pay off campaign debt

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is holding a fundraiser to help Chris Christie pay off his own presidential campaign’s debt and to raise money for the New Jersey Republican Party.

The pair will appear at what is being billed as a “New Jersey rally” at the the National Guard Armory  in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on May 19.

An email invitation to the event lists the price of attendance as $200 per person. It says all proceeds will benefit Chris Christie for President Inc.

Christie confidant and Republican National Committeeman Bill Palatucci said Trump will also be appearing at a separate event in the same venue benefiting the state party. He said those tickets will cost $25,000.

The New Jersey governor was one of Trump’s earliest and most prominent backers and has appeared frequently with him on the campaign trail.

Christie ended his campaign following a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary. His campaign account was $250,000 in the red at the end of March.

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