As he presses on with a much speculated precursor to a potential presidential run, Gov. Chris Christie is more of a visitor to the Garden State these days.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and Maine Gov. Paul LePage tour C&L Aviation, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Christie was in Maine on Tuesday, fundraising for Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME). The RGA has pledged millions to help LePage win a second term.

The more the governor attempts to raise his national profile, the more frequent attacks from Democrats are becoming. They've increasingly targeted his economic record in New Jersey, and even some of his bipartisan alliances back home are starting to dissolve.

Today, Christie visits the southern part of the country, first stopping in Birmingham to support Gov. Robert Bentley (R-AL) as he seeks re-election. Christie then heads to Mississippi for a series of events with Gov. Phil Bryant (R-MS).

The governor is back in the Garden State on Thursday for a pension reform town hall in Ocean City.