Christie cancels on Gov. Kasich

This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, joking with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio. Kasich will be joined at his swearing-in ceremony next week by fellow Republican and potential presidential contender Chris Christie. A spokeswoman for Kasich's inauguration committee confirmed Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 that the New Jersey governor plans to attend Kasich's Jan. 12 inaugural celebration at the historic Southern Theatre in downtown Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, joking with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio. Kasich will be joined at his swearing-in ceremony next week by fellow Republican and potential presidential contender Chris Christie. A spokeswoman for Kasich's inauguration committee confirmed Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 that the New Jersey governor plans to attend Kasich's Jan. 12 inaugural celebration at the historic Southern Theatre in downtown Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie is skipping trips to two of his fellow Republican governors’ inauguration festivities because of bad weather.

Christie had been scheduled to attend Gov. John Kasich’s swearing-in ceremony in Columbus, Ohio, as well as a dinner for Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner in Springfield, Illinois on Monday.

But NJGOP spokeswoman Nicole Sizemore says that due to weather, the governor will not be traveling to the events as previously planned.

Christie recently left his position as chair of the Republican Governors Association, which helped to elect GOP candidates.

The trips were part of a seven-stop victory tour as he mulls a run for president in 2016.

He traveled to Florida and Massachusetts last week and is scheduled to travel to the early-voting states of South Carolina and Iowa later this week.

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