(London Daily Mail) Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey’s governor Chris Christie, adding their name to the long list of friends that the Republican is collecting in his bid for re-election.

The Facebook billionaire has become close with the governor since he donated $100 million in 2011 to help improve public schools in one of the state’s toughest cities. A fan with that kind of money could undoubtedly be helpful for Mr Christie as he evaluates his presidential prospects for 2016.

‘They 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. Mark and Priscilla are happy to host him at their home to support his re-election,’ Facebook spokesman Sarah Feinberg told Buzzfeed.

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