NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning a two-day swing through the early-voting state of New Hampshire next month.

Gov. Chris Christie at a Town Hall in Freehold, N.J. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

The potential Republican presidential contender will be making the trip on April 14-15.

A spokeswoman for his political action committee says Christie is planning to meet with community leaders while he's in town. She says they'll discuss important issues facing the country, including entitlement reform.

Christie is then set to return to the state for the New Hampshire Republican Party's "First-in-the-Nation Leadership Summit" on April 17.

New Hampshire is seen as an especially important state for Christie. Voters there tend to be more receptive to moderate candidates than other early states.

He's expected to kick off a series of town hall meetings there later this year.

 

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