- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is supporting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker amid charges that Walker was at the center of an illegal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups.

During a visit Friday to New Hampshire, Christie said the attacks are coming at Walker because he’s trying to bring change to Wisconsin.

The investigation into fundraising began in 2012 as Walker was facing a recall election. No charges have been brought.

Walker rose to fame by pushing a law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. Christie notes that he campaigned hard for Walker in 2010, again during the recall election, and plans to work for him again this year.

Christie says Walker has “great integrity.” Both Republicans are potential 2016 presidential contenders.