Chicago — Just months ago, Republicans brimmed with pride after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election. But some fundraisers say doubts about his 2016 presidential prospects have crept into the minds of donors in key states.
The New Jersey governor is in Chicago Tuesday raising money for the Republican Governors Association. Christie gets credit for helping raise millions to hold the GOP’s edge in governorships this fall, but what was to be a victory tour has sparked a different conversation.
Some GOP fundraisers say Christie’s blunt and colorful style can pack a room. But they express reservations about his future because of the flap over the closure of two access lanes to the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and Manhattan in September.