Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is holding a fundraiser to help Chris Christie pay off his own presidential campaign's debt and to raise money for the New Jersey Republican Party.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in February. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The pair will appear at what is being billed as a "New Jersey rally" in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on May 19.

An email invitation to the event lists the price of attendance as $200 per person. It says all proceeds will benefit Chris Christie for President Inc.

Christie confidant and Republican National Committeeman Bill Palatucci says Trump will also be appearing at a separate event in the same venue benefiting the state party. He says those tickets will cost $25,000.

The New Jersey governor was one of Trump's earliest and most prominent backers and has appeared frequently with him on the campaign trail.

Christie ended his campaign following a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary. His campaign account was $250,000 in the red at the end of March.


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