Rick Perry And Greg Abbott Plan To Skip Christie’s Fundraising Trip To Texas

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who’s in the midst of an investigation into abuses of power in his administration, will be in Texas on Thursday to raise money for the Republican Governors Association. However, he won’t be joined by the state’s current Republican governor or the likely Republican nominee for the office.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will not be at Christie’s events in Dallas and Fort Worth. A spokesman for Perry told the Dallas Morning News Perry was “pleased” Christie would be visiting Texas.

“Governors come to our state regularly for a variety of reasons and we’re pleased to have them here,” the spokesman said.

Greg Abbott, the likely Republican nominee in Texas’ gubernatorial race this year also will not be at Christie’s event. A spokesman for Abbott told the Dallas Morning News he would be in Houston for an appearance on immigration.

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