Christie heads off on three-state Romney fundraising tour

Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to attend three fundraisers for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Tuesday, jetting to three states for the money-raising marathon.

The day begins in Atlanta, where Christie will attend a 1 p.m. event.  He’ll then head to Columbia, S.C., where he’ll hit a 4 p.m. fundraiser.  He’ll close the day in Raleigh, N.C. for a 7 p.m event.

The three-state jaunt is sure to give rise to more speculation over Romney’s potential choice of Christie as his running mate.  Christie has said often he does not covet the job but that he’d listen should Romney call.  

The trip will also likely provide Democrats fodder for their summer message that Christie is auditioning for a spot as Romney’s number two.

Christie heads off on three-state Romney fundraising tour