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New Jersey Governor Christie to Make Clayton Appearance

The fundraiser at which Chris Christie will appear benefits U.S. Congressional candidate Ann Wagner and is scheduled Tuesday morning at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to visit a hotel Tuesday as part of a fundraiser for U.S. congressional candidate Ann Wagner.

The private breakfast event runs from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the .

On Monday, a group of people organized by advocacy group Progress Missouri held a protest against Christie in downtown Clayton. One photo from the event, posted by a Twitter user with the handle @ssnich, shows people holding signs with statements such as, "Stop the same old politics".

ABC News reported being kicked out of another Clayton hotel amid tight security surrounding Christie's anticipated arrival.


Christie will not hold any media events during his time Monday and Tuesday in St. Louis, said Richard Gorka, communications director for the New Jersey Republican Party.

Wagner, a Republican from Ballwin, is .

Christie has been in the news recently amid discussion about 2012 Republican presidential candidates. Politico referenced unnamed sources in an article stating that Christie is considering whether to enter that race. And Nate Silver, author of The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog, analyzed Christie's ideology as compared to that of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, two of the GOP presidential candidates.

Earlier this month, The Associated Press reported that Christie would headline the Missouri Republican Party's "Spirit of Enterprise Award Dinner" on Monday in St. Louis.

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