Chris Christie starts new job, gets to hand out cash to allies in his future presidential bid.

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As the new head of the Republican Governors Association Christie now has a big pile of money to hand out to current and potential allies around the country.

(From Bloomberg.com)

“Essentially, the RGA is a large bank and the chairman of the RGA is the CEO of the bank and that brings you into contact with a lot of Republican donors around the country,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, an aide to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney when he was RGA chairman in 2006 and during his two presidential campaigns. “Those connections are invaluable, if you later plan to become a national candidate.”

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