We doubt that the upcoming travel schedules are a coincidence for Gov. Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton, two likely 2016 presidential contenders.

Gov. Christie at bat during charity softball game at Yankee Stadium (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey)

As Christie hits the road for Iowa next week, Clinton arrives in North Jersey for a book signing.

The governor will once again be raising money for Republicans in Iowa, while also taking advantage of an opportunity to court early primary voters.

While neither Clinton nor Christie have thrown their hat into the 2016 ring, they are universally expected to run for the White House.

Each is considered a frontrunner in their respective party, but Clinton holds a big lead, at the moment, over Christie and every other major Republican candidate.