New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie. (Photo credit MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in southwest Missouri later this month to raise money for Republican gubernatorial nominee Dave Spence.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the Spence campaign confirmed Monday that Christie will speak at a fundraiser in the city the afternoon of Sept. 23.
Spence is challenging Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
Spence campaign manager Jared Craighead told The News-Leader some details are still being worked out, including the fundraiser's location.
An email from the Greene County Republican Committee announcing the event said tickets for the general reception are $500 per person. For $10,000, donors may attend a private roundtable with Christie before the reception.
A Spence fundraiser with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell last month in St. Louis drew 125 people and raised more than $150,000.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com
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