Gov. Christie, lawmakers descend on Washington

New Jersey lawmakers were in Washington, D.C. as part of an annual trip.

New Jersey lawmakers were in Washington, D.C. as part of an annual trip. (2/16/17)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gov. Chris Christie and state lawmakers made their annual trip to Washington, D.C. Thursday.

The event was held at the Marriott Wardman Park and is hosted by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Federal lawmakers also took part in the event.

The trip comes as the governor's race is heating up and candidates from both sides will be on hand to shore up support. 

Gov. Christie spoke to lawmakers about signs of economic growth in New Jersey, citing a lower unemployment rate and an increase in jobs. He partly credited his bipartisan relationship with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Port Authority's new capital fund that was passed on Thursday.

Also in attendance were contenders for the governor's race. The governor offered some advice to those looking to step into the spotlight.

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