KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is helping the Republican National Committee with a series of Texas fundraisers next week as he seeks a second term in his home state.
Christie is headlining three fundraisers in Texas for the RNC on Sept. 9. Organizers say the events include a breakfast in Dallas, a luncheon in San Antonio and a reception in Houston.
Christie is a longtime fan of the Dallas Cowboys and plans to attend the Cowboys’ home opener on Sept. 8 with Ray Washburne, a Dallas businessman and the RNC’s finance chairman. The Cowboys kick off against the New York Giants, who play in Christie’s home state.
Christie faces Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono in November’s election. The governor is considered a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016.