The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will headline their annual fundraising dinner on March 30 at the National Building Museum in Washington.
Christie, who has seen his national profile skyrocket since taking office, will bring star power to the fundraiser for the NRCC -- something NRCC Chair Pete Sessions (Texas) touched on in the announcement.
"Governor Christie has become a highly regarded Republican since winning his gubernatorial race in 2009, and we are excited that he will be joining us in March," Sessions said. "With his credentials and experience, his address will be of great value to our supporters as we continue to build on our historic gains for 2012."
The dinner is also a high-profile get for Christie, who despite his insistence that he's not eyeing a 2012 White
House bid, continues to generate buzz.
Fox News host Sean Hannity headlined the NRCC's 2010 dinner, where they raised more than $7 million. And in 2009, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) was the party's speaker.
Often more blunt than his other GOP counterparts, Christie joined other governors campaigning for several Republican hopefuls before last November's elections.