Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to travel with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this weekend in New Hampshire to show support for the Republican presidential candidate.
Christie’s campaign announced Tuesday that Hogan (R), who endorsed the New Jersey governor’s presidential bid this summer, will appear Sunday at a sports bar in Manchester and a town hall meeting in Peterborough.
As chair of the Republican Governors Association last year, Christie helped propel Hogan to an underdog victory over former Maryland lieutenant governor Anthony Brown (D) in the state’s 2014 gubernatorial election.
Christie campaigned with Hogan four times and helped solicit donations for the Maryland businessman, predicting that he would win the election despite running in a solidly Democratic state — just as Christie had done in two previous New Jersey elections.
Christie also introduced Hogan at his inauguration, and he has worn a lime green HoganStrong bracelet to show support for the Maryland governor after Hogan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in June.
Hogan was scheduled to host a Christie fundraiser in May, but he canceled the event to deal with the riots in Baltimore. They later held the fundraiser in August.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday showed Christie with support from just 4 percent of Republican primary voters, placing him near the bottom of a GOP field that includes billionaire businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), retired neurosurgen Ben Carson and former Florida governorJeb Bush.
Other recent polls have shown Christie in third place in New Hampshire.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is also scheduled to join Christie for campaign events in New Hampshire over the weekend.