New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election bid will get a boost from Rudy Giuliani later this month when the former New York City mayor hosts a fundraiser for his fellow Republican in the Hamptons.
The cocktail event - which will cost attendees $3,800 a ticket - will take place August 24 at a beachfront mansion in Southampton owned by Clifford Sobel, who served as ambassador to Brazil under former President George W. Bush, and his wife Barbara.
Along with Giuliani, the fundraiser is hosted by Christie's brother Todd and Nick Loeb, a businessman who's currently engaged to actress Sofia Vergara.
Public polls currently show Christie leading his Democratic rival for governor, state Sen. Barbara Buono, by wide margins.
Giuliani has long been a supporter of Christie, and the two have similar profiles as East Coast Republicans governing populaces that generally vote for Democrats.
The former mayor, who was in office during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, praised Christie's handling of last year's Superstorm Sandy. Asked by CNN's Piers Morgan in November whether he could see Christie running for the White House in 2016, Giuliani said the governor was "exactly the kind of public servant we need."
After leaving City Hall in 2001, Giuliani founded a security consulting business and made an unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.