Taking a break from the campaign trail in the Garden State, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie huddled with top Senate Republicans Wednesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol.

The governor, who faces reelection in less than a month, told reporters after the meeting that he was merely paying a “courtesy visit” to Sen. Jeff Chiesa (R-N.J.), who will step down in a little more than a week after a special election to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).