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02/22/2014 03:33 pm ET | Updated Feb 22, 2014

Mitt Romney, Chris Christie To Appear Together At Fundraiser

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) are slated to appear together at a fundraiser next week in Boston.

The Washington Post reported Saturday that the duo is attending the event in support of the Republican Governors Association. The announcement arrives as Christie was reported to be keeping a low-profile at this weekend's National Governors Association meetings in Washington.

A little more than a month ago, Romney defended Christie's response to the George Washington Bridge scandal, telling the Washington Post that he handled things in a "very effective way."

“A member of his administration did something that he was unaware of and that he found reprehensible," Romney said. "He faced the American people for two hours, took their questions. He dismissed people who were responsible. He took personal responsibility. That’s what a leader does.”

Romney reiterated that stance in a Feb. 5 interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," calling Christie a "straightforward guy" who he believes is telling the truth.

“When he tells you something, you can count on it," Romney said. "And I'm counting on Chris and believe if he decides to get into national politics, he'll do very well indeed."

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