WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov.
The Republican dodged questions from reporters Saturday about the state Legislature’s investigation of whether his administration was behind a traffic tie-up at the key
Christie also will skip a dinner at the
An aide to the governor said that Christie would leave Washington on Sunday morning so he could return home to celebrate his daughter's birthday and prepare for an address to the Legislature scheduled Tuesday on the budget.
Though he had little to say publicly, Christie did attend other Republican Governors Assn. events this weekend, and next week he’ll travel to
The appearance by the party's 2012 standard-bearer is the latest indication that Christie is weathering, for now, the storm that threatened to derail his presidential ambition.
Wisconsin's Republican Gov.
"He faced the challenge and he dealt with it," Walker told reporters Saturday, adding that he would be open to having Christie campaign for him this year in his reelection bid.