Chris Christie visits Florida Wednesday for Rick Scott fundraiser

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chair of the Republican Governors Association, will travel to Florida on Wednesday for two events supporting Gov. Rick Scott‘s re-election efforts.

Christie and Scott will visit Pinellas County medical device manufacturer ConMed Linvatec at 10 a.m. to discuss the Florida governor’s efforts to eliminate taxes on manufacturers.

That event, which is open to the press, will be at the Linvatec corporate offices at 11311 Concept Boulevard in Largo.

At noon, Christie will then attend a private luncheon fundraiser to benefit Scott, hosted by the Republican Party of Florida in Lakeland.

Wednesday’s trip is the first official visit by Christie to Florida since January, when he hit the fundraising circuit in Naples, West Palm Beach and Orlando, appearing at a series of RGA events.

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