Christie transition team members backing Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three members of Gov. Chris Christie's 2009 transition team are backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Spokesman Matt Gorman confirms state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, a longtime friend who served as chair of Christie's 2009 gubernatorial campaign, contributed $10,000 to Bush's political action committee in March,
Christie introduced Kyrillos to his wife, but their relationship has been strained since Kyrillos ran and lost for U.S. Senate in 2012.
Former Christie donor attorney Gail Gordon gave $1,000 to Bush's PAC. She is married to Democratic state Sen. Bob Gordon, whom Christie has campaigned against.
Another transition member Brian Nelson contributed $1,000 to Bush's PAC.
The three did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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