Two heavyweights (no pun intended for Gov. Christie) in Republican politics – and both potential 2016 GOP presidential rivals - will be in Palm Beach next week for separate fundraisers before heading to Coral Gables for a weekend with top Republican National Committee donors.
They are Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Christie is up for reelection this year, and seems to be cruising towards a victory. He’ll attend a $3,800-a-head cocktail reception on March 7 at the home of Jana and John Scarpa.
Rubio is raising money for his Rubio Victory Committee with a $1,000 cocktail reception at the home of Jim and Dot Patterson and a $10,000-a-person dinner at the home of Pepe Fanjul, according to Michele Dargan in The Palm Beach Daily News.
On March 9 and 10, Rubio and Christie will be at The Biltmore in Coral Gables for an RNC event that also features former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Sen. and tea party superstar Ted Cruz.
So, who do you like for President in 2016?