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Christie and Boehner headlining NRCC fundraiser

Though he's denying any interest in a spot on the national ticket, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking a leading role in raising funds this fall for the Republican Party.

The outspoken Christie, often mentioned as a potential vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney, will headline "2012 Battle Ground Fall Event" on Sept. 21 for the National Republican Congressional Committee, along with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

The event will be held in Washington at the Capitol Hill Club, a popular venue for congressional fundraisers, especially with Republicans. The first part of the event will be reviewing the presidential race, then a national election review. The event finishes with Christie's keynote luncheon.

The RNCC is asking for contributions ranging from $1,000 to $38,500. Donors at the upper level get access to a number of events, including a "private dinner reception with members of Congress."

Christie has become a popular Republican fundraiser. He will be featured at a fundraiser supporting Montana gubernatorial candidate, Rick Hill on August 10.

In June, Christie hosted a reception and dinner with Romney. Attending the Romney Victory Fund event cost up to $50,000 for the Founders Dinner.

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