Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) announced on Twitter Friday that he will host a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).
Heading back 2 Boston after doing duty Pentagon.FR for Christie tonight. Should be good conversation On with Chris Wallace Sun AM on Fox
— Scott P. Brown (@ScottBrownMA) March 1, 2013
The event is being held to support Christie's 2013 re-election campaign in the Garden State, CNN reported. But according to the Boston Globe, the event may also serve as an early indication of support among top Republican donors for a potential Christie presidential run in 2016.
“Boston is a particularly ripe city for [Christie] to mine campaign dollars,” a source told the Globe.
Brown's U.S. Senate tenure ended when he lost to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the 2012 election. He later chose not to seek the seat made available by then-Sen. John Kerry's confirmation as secretary of state.
In February, Brown told Boston's Fox 25 that a run for Massachusetts governor was a possibility.
"Of course I’m thinking about it. I’m thinking about a lot of different thing things," Brown said, via The Atlantic Wire.
After passing on a 2012 presidential run, Christie has openly discussed a possible 2016 bid , telling the Newark Star-Ledger in January "yeah, you’re damn right I’d be more ready." Some have questioned whether the governor is conservative enough to be a GOP presidential contender, though, and was not invited to speak at March's CPAC conference in Washington, D.C.
CBS News also reported Friday that Christie would be part of a March RNC gathering in Florida. Gov. Jeb Bush (R), Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) are among the other attendees. In 2012, Christie fundraised on behalf of Walker during the Wisconsin governor's recall election.