Chris Christie Will Pay His Own Way to Green Bay

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will again be traveling this weekend to watch his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. Only this time he’ll be paying his own way.

"As a lifelong Cowboys fan, it's hard to pass up attending a playoff game when you've been dubbed the team's mojo,” Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said. “Not wanting to risk breaking the team's 5-0 streak by messing with karma, Governor Christie, his orange sweater and his son Andrew will all travel to Lambeau Field this weekend to attend the game against the Green Bay Packers. The Governor will be paying for travel and tickets for himself, his sweater and his son to make sure we keep silliness out of the football season."

Christie could be seen wearing an orange sweater hugging Cowboys owner Jerry Jones last Sunday after the Dallas playoff victory over the Detroit Lions. Jones paid for Christie’s travel and tickets to the game, and reports soon surfaced that Jones had business dealings in New Jersey.

But Christie will be paying his own way to Green Bay, Wisc., for the Cowboys matchup against the Packers on Sunday.

The Cowboys have won each of the five games the potential 2016 presidential candidate has attended this season, prompting Jones to give him the “mojo” label.

The matchup has led to some friendly banter between Christie and another potential GOP candidate in 2016, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.


-- Andrew Rafferty