Facebook's Zuckerberg to host fundraiser for potential US presidential contender
Published on Jan 25, 2013 5:48 AM
(REUTERS) - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will host a fundraiser for New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie at their California home on Feb 13, the social networking site said on Thursday.
Mr Zuckerberg and Mr Christie, a potential presidential contender in 2016, have teamed up before, when the tech guru donated US$100 million (S$122 million) to the struggling public schools in Newark, New Jersey, in 2010.
"Mark and Priscilla... admire his leadership on education reform and other issues and look forward to continuing their important work together on behalf of Newark's school children," Facebook said in a statement.
The blunt-spoken Mr Christie is seeking re-election in November to a second term as governor. He took office in 2010.
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