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NJ Dems blast Chris Christie for raising GOP money in New York City

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was criticized by the state’s Democratic leaders for having “his priorities out of whack” for attending a political fundraiser in Manhattan, after postponing a Town Hall meeting in the Garden State.

Christie came to the Harvard Club, where the National Republican Senatorial Committee was conducting a fundraiser and enabling donors to interact with Senators and candidates.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was among those attending.

Christie, who is Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, spoke about the importance of Republicans winning back the Senate majority in November.  Though his numbers have dropped in the polls since the Bridgegate scandal broke, his funding raising ability has not diminished.  With his help, last month alone, the GOP raised $6 million, a record for that month.

The Governor’s office said the first town hall meeting of the year was postponed because of the snow that blanketed our area Tuesday morning.  It has been rescheduled for Thursday.

Coatless and led by his security detail, he dashed out of the Harvard Club  andpast PIX11 cameras saying only, “Good to see you,” to PIX11 reporter Marvin Scott. “I’m a big fan.”

Then the door closed and his van drove off into the night.