New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is embarking on a national campaign swing for fellow Republicans in 2010 that includes a trip to the state that launches the presidential nominating season," The Hill writes. "Christie, the first-term Republican governor who has grabbed the attention of national conservatives through his budget-cutting measures and battles with organized labor, is heading to Iowa to campaign for former Gov. Terry Branstad (R) next month. Christie will headline a fundraiser for Branstad's gubernatorial campaign in Des Moines on Oct. 4." He'll also head to California at the end of Septembers for a fundraiser for Meg Whitman (R) (does she really need the money?). He also is expected to tour Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.