New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Chicago Friday night to support Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner.
Christie joined Rauner to meet voters and enjoy a Chicago-style snack at Portillo’s at Ontario and Clark streets.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Christie acknowledged to diners that he was considering a 2016 bid for president.
Christie later headlined an evening fundraiser for Rauner and his lieutenant governor running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti, at a Chicago hotel.
Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, also delivered a $2.5 million check to Rauner, the Tribune reports.
The group sees Rauner's race against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as one of its top two opportunities to pick up a governorship in November.
Christie has recently heightened his public profile in the wake of allegations of a political payback scandal.