But the source, who asked not to be named, said the scandal didn't deter donors. The source said Christie got a standing ovation at the first fundraiser of the day and that hundreds of donors attended the events.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who is the chair of the Democratic National Committee, responded to Christie's visit to Florida by holding a press conference in which she highlighted the fact the governor did not make any public appearances in the Sunshine State.
"It’s interesting that while Chris Christie is spending the entire weekend in Florida with Governor Scott, they won’t have a single public appearance. Either Chris Christie doesn’t want to face the press or Governor Scott doesn’t want to be seen publicly with Chris Christie, who is an embattled governor, and I think it’s probably a little bit of both," Wasserman Schultz said.