New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will introduce his fundraising operation at an event early next month where supporters can snap a photo with the Republican presidential hopeful for a mere $2,700.
According to an invitation obtained by New Jersey Advance Media, the two-term governor has no specific fundraising goal for the Aug. 4 kick-off event, but has offered to pose for pictures with supporters who are willing to pay the lofty price.
The fundraiser will be held near the Jersey Shore at the same convention center where Christie celebrated his re-election in 2013 and individual tickets currently start at $250. Couples who wish to take a photo with the presidential candidate can do so by donating $5,400 and will then be rewarded with "founding member" status.
America Leads, a super PAC supporting Christie, announced Tuesday that it has raised $11 million since February. The PAC claims that figure is more than double its initial goal and now expects to raise between $15 and $20 million by the end of the year, according to MSNBC.
The most recent national poll of Republican and GOP-leaning independent voters, conducted by Suffolk University/USA Today, shows Christie gaining ground, but still ranking among the second-tier candidates. At 3.44 percent, Christie fares slightly worse than Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.