Christie PAC holding D.C. fundraiser at lobbying firm headed by Haley Barbour

WASHINGTON — One of Washington’s top lobbying firms is hosting a fundraiser Tuesday for Gov. Chris Christie’s leadership political action committee as he considers whether to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

The fundraiser for Leadership Matters for America is taking place at the offices of BGR Group, which is headed by Christie’s friend Haley Barbour, a former Mississippi governor and former Republican National Committee chairman.

As chairman of the RGA when Christie was running for governor in 2009, Barbour directed $7.5 million in spending on the campaign. Christie has said he wouldn’t be governor without Barbour’s help.