Mitt Romney and Chris Christie raise seven figures for RGA from Boston donors.
Massachusetts congressman says it's "embarrassing" to have the embattled New Jersey governor in his state.
Some still angry about 2012 and others concerned by scandals, Romney donors unsure if they'll cut checks for Christie in 2016
The plan is a signal by Romney to the Republican establishment that he remains an ally of the embattled Garden State governor.
You can watch the whole thing here, courtesy of NBC-4 in New York.
Public forum, his first such event since several of his advisers were implicated in a bridge-closing scandal, is expected to be low-key affair.
A review suggests the lane closures ordered by the Christie administration caused "total gridlock" but little more.
Bridget Kelly is the former deputy chief of staff who infamously got the ball rolling on the traffic jam plot by writing, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,
A CNN poll that showed Christie edging Hillary Clinton last month now shows him down 16 points.
Christie wasn't invited last year after embracing President Obama over Superstorm Sandy.