TRENTON --Gov. Chris Christie's failed presidential campaign is still dealing with campaign debt even after a fundraiser headlined by Donald Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on stage with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory in Trump's first public campaign appearance in New Jersey on May 19, 2016 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Federal Election Commission records released Friday show that Christie's campaign raised nearly $257,000 in May and June but still had $170,000 in debt as of June 30.

Christie adviser Bill Palatucci says that the Christie campaign has reached agreements with six of the seven companies owed money. He says that pending FEC approval the only remaining debt will be the $86,000 owed to Palatucci's law firm.

Trump said at the May 19 event that the $200-per-head fundraiser that attracted about 1,000 people allowed Christie to pay off "his entire debt."

The filing was submitted on the same day Christie lost out on being Trump's running mate.

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