Gov. Chris Christie (R)  is in Georgia to raise money for Gov. Nathan Deal's re-election.

 

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) speaks at the CPAC Conference in Washington (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Despite political troubles over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, the Republican Governors Association chairman continues his fundraising tour for his colleagues.

Republicans are mostly mum about Friday's closed-door luncheon, as they have been about other Christie events since emails surfaced suggesting Christie aides ordered a traffic snarl as political retribution on a local official.

Georgia Democrats eagerly slammed both governors for ongoing investigations of their administrations and their roles in roadway melees. Deal's resulted in part from his administration's slow reaction to a January snow storm.

Deal is likely to face a stiff challenge in November from state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of the former president. Christie easily won re-election last fall.

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