WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is getting help from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of Christie’s multiple-stop swing through the Carolinas to raise money and meet voters.

Christie and Tillis were slated to hold a meet-and-greet Tuesday morning in Wilmington before holding a private fundraiser for Tillis’ campaign. Christie will head on to South Carolina for several fundraisers on behalf of incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley, who is seeking re-election this fall.

State House Speaker Tillis is attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November.

Christie’s visits come under his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, but he’ll also visit two states that could play important roles in the GOP presidential nomination in early 2016. Christine is considering a run for president. 

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