- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Iowa next week to attend Gov. Terry Branstad’s inauguration.

Branstad will be sworn in for a sixth non-consecutive term on Jan. 16. Branstad spokesman Tommy Schultz said Monday that Christie would be in attendance at the event, held at a convention center in downtown Des Moines.

Christie is also attending inauguration events in Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina and Maryland.

Christie is weighing a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He made several visits to the early voting state of Iowa during the midterm election cycle. He attended Branstad’s birthday fundraiser in October.

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