NJ Gov. Chris Christie to address Economic Club

NJ Gov. Chris Christie to address Economic Club

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

New Jersey's governor is visiting Chicago. Republican Chris Christie plans to speak to the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday.

Christie will have a "conversation" moderated by Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown. He's also working to raise money for the Republican Governors Association that he chairs.

Tuesday's visit is his first public appearance since a two-hour news conference last month where he discussed a bridge-closure scandal.

Emails show Christie's staff was involved in ordering a September shutdown of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge. It's an action viewed by some as retribution against a Democratic mayor.

Investigators are handing out more subpoenas into New Jersey's "Bridgegate" probe. At least a dozen more were approved on Monday. Two former Christie staffers are already pleading the fifth to protect themselves against self-incrimination.

Christie has denied involvement. The talk of scandal in New Jersey has hurt his ability to raise money for the party and could eventually hurt his hopes of running for President of the United States in 2016.

Illinois Democrats are using the visit to blast Christie over the scandal. Governor Quinn's campaign has sent out an email pointing to the current investigation into how much Christie knew. The email even included a link to a recent clip where Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon reworked "Born to Run" to address the scandal.

This isn't the first time Christie headlined a Chicago event. He spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative last year and campaigned in Elmhurst for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.

The Associated Press contributed tot his report.

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