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Hogan heads to New Hampshire to stump for Christie

Gov. Larry Hogan will appear in New  Hampshire Saturday with his favorite Republican presidential candidate,  Chris Christie, as the days dwindle down before a primary that could decide whether the New Jersey governor stays in the race.

Hogan is scheduled to appear alongside Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker at a morning rally for Christie in Bedford, N.H.  It will be Hogan's second visit to the Granite State on behalf of Christie, who blew off this week's Iowa caucus and poured all his efforts into New Hampshire.

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The two formed a tight partnership in 2014 when Hogan was running an uphill race against the favored Democrats and Christie -- as chairman of the Republican Governor's Association -- came to his aid.

When Hogan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last year, Christie began wearing a lime-green wristband symbolizing the fight against that disease. In December, during Hogan's first visit to New Hampshire on Christie's behalf, the two men celebrated the news that Hogan was found to be cancer-free by cutting off the HoganStrong wristband.

Christie is vying with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to take the lead in the so-called "establishment lane" of the GOP race. Businessman Donald Trump holds a declining lead there, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is coming off a win in Iowa.

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