Corbett, PA Pols Cosponsor Philly Fundraiser for NJ GOP

By Keegan Gibson and Jamie Brackman

For the record, PoliticsPA has never criticized anyone for wanting to get out of New Jersey.

That’s why we welcome the New Jersey Republican State Committee to Philadelphia for their fundraiser at the Union League.

A number of PA politicos are also expected to roll out the welcome mat at an event that is expected to generate tens of thousands of dollars, according to the Strictly Politics blog of the Courier Post.

Our colleague across the Delaware, Jane Roh reports that U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent, Mike Fitzpatrick, Jim Gerlach and Patrick Meehan will be bumping elbows with Governor Chris Christie and other New Jersey Republicans.

Our Governor’s office confirms that Mr. Corbett will be there as well, but he’ll probably be taking it easy. According to a spokesperson of the Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, the Governor cancelled an event there today to better recover from his recent back surgery.

Christie campaigned for Corbett last year, but has recently chosen to compare himself to popular New York Governor and Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

In Harrisburg, GOP lawmakers are trying to pass a budget that’s politically tenable and also meets Corbett’s criteria.

May 24th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 1 Comment

One thought on “Corbett, PA Pols Cosponsor Philly Fundraiser for NJ GOP”

  1. Kathleen says:

    Other than proving he has the spine to stand up to unions what, exactly, has Christie accomplished that accounts for his coronation as the GOP’s latest golden boy?

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