Gov. Christie plans to travel next month to New Hampshire, home of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Mike DuHaime, a political adviser to Christie, confirmed the governor will speak at a Feb. 16 Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner in Concord, N.H. Christie's expected attendance was first reported Friday by the New Hampshire Journal, which said the governor's appearance was "tentative." Representatives of the Republican groups hosting the event did not return messages.
Christie – who has been weighing a run for president in 2016 and is expected to appear Saturday in Iowa – visited New Hampshire five times last year as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
The trip is one of several recently made public on Christie's itinerary. Also Friday, the California Republican Party said Christie would be the keynote speaker at its organizing convention Feb. 28.
"Gov. Christie is working to move New Jersey forward with balanced budgets, sensible tax reform and a focus on improving K-12 education," the party's chairman, Jim Brulte, said in a statement. "We are thrilled he will be joining us … to share his story and wisdom."
Christie will begin February with a three-day trip to London, travel billed by his office as an "official visit." On Feb. 12, he is slated to speak at a Lincoln Day event in the Chicago, Ill., suburbs.
On March 6, Christie will be the keynote speaker at another Lincoln Day event in Palm Beach, Fla., according to an invite from the Palm Beach GOP. Donald Trump will also be at the event.
The New Jersey Republican Party has said it is paying for Christie's travel to political events.
On Saturday in Iowa, Christie, along with other potential Republican candidates in 2016, will speak at an event hosted by conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King, an immigration hardliner. Earlier this week, King referred to a college student brought to the U.S. illegally as a child as a "deportable."