State GOP releases Christie’s fundraiser schedule

In the wake of a brouhaha over Gov. Chris Christie’s schedule, the state Republican Party has released a list of out-of-state events the governor plans to attend next week.

The release is a departure from the norm as the governor’s office generally does not list out-of-state political events the governor attends.

Last week, Sen. Loretta Weinberg called for the governor to make the public aware of all trips after Mother Jones Magazine revealed that Christie had taken an until-then unreported trip to Colorado to speak to a convention of wealthy donors.

Christie dismissed Weinberg’s proposal as garbage and told the Statehouse press corps that he would not reveal certain events.

“That’s just how it is,” he said then.

A spokesman for the state GOP said the release of the political schedule has always been handled by the state party.  Spokesman Rick Gorka said the release had nothing to do with Weinberg’s request.

A review of emails received from the state committee over the past year show no political schedule has been released by the party in at least 12 months.

The list released by the state committee includes  several fundraisers in Missouri, as well as at least two in California.  Christie will be in California for a speech at the Reagan library Tuesday.

Below is the complete schedule:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Who: Governor Chris Christie

What: New Jersey Republican Party Finance Luncheon

When: Monday, September 26, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton

              100 Carondelet Plaza

              Clayton, MO

Press: CLOSED

Contact: Rick Gorka (609) 789-8686

 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Who: Governor Chris Christie

What: Missouri Republican Party Finance Event

When: Monday, September 26, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Where: Private Residence

Press: CLOSED

Contact: Rick Gorka (609) 789-8686

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Who: Governor Chris Christie

What: Ann Wagner for Congress Finance Event

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 8:00 a.m.

Where: Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel

              7730 Bonhomme Avenue

              Clayton, MO

Press: CLOSED

Contact: Rick Gorka (609) 789-8686

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Who: Governor Chris Christie

What: New Jersey Republican Party Finance Event

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Morton’s The Restaurant

            South Coast Plaza Village

            1641 West Sunflower Avenue

            Santa Ana, CA

Press: CLOSED

Contact: Rick Gorka (609) 789-8686

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Who: Governor Chris Christie

What: New Jersey Republican Party Finance Event

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Beverly Hills Hotel

              9641 Sunset Boulevard

              Beverly Hills, CA

Press: CLOSED

Contact: Rick Gorka (609) 789-8686

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Who: Governor Chris Christie

What: New Jersey Republican Party Finance Event

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Private Residence

Press: CLOSED

Contact: Rick Gorka (609) 789-8686

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who: Governor Chris Christie

What: 2011 Louisiana Republican Victory Fund

When: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Private Residence

Press: CLOSED

Contact: Rick Gorka (609) 789-8686

"I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
—Gov. Chris Christie reacting to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform.