Gov. Chris Christie will be back on the main stage for Tuesday's prime time GOP Debate, which begins at 8:30pm on CNN.

Chris Christie at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

While he continues to be near the back of the pack in national polls, he has surged to second in New Hampshire.

CNN said that is good enough to qualify.

Christie has been pouring most of his time and money into New Hampshire and it appears to finally be paying off.

Of course, Donald Trump will still take center stage leading all Republican candidates by a wide margin.