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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to headline event for Gov. Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 24 2013 02:49:13 PM CDT
Chris Christie
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will headline a weekend event for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and more than 100 political supporters.

The event at the Bedford Springs Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania is an opportunity for supporters of Corbett, a Republican, to discuss his upcoming campaign for re-election and enjoy speeches by Christie, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and conservative commentator Fred Barnes, said Corbett's campaign manager, Mike Barley.

Corbett's preparing for his 2014 re-election bid. He's facing headwinds, with lackluster support in independent polls and an administration that's trying to re-tool following the collapse of his major agenda items in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

About a half-dozen Democrats are planning to seek the party nomination to challenge Corbett. Pennsylvania's best-known Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, aren't running.