Rep. Pete King said he won't be going to the Southampton fundraiser that Rudy Giuliani is co-hosting on Aug. 24 for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign.
"I would go if I could," said King (R-Seaford), explaining that he already had plans with friends for that day.
In his flirtation with a presidential run. King's most formidable obstacle could be Christie, another Northeast Republican who big-footed King's claim to the role of the GOP's national security hawk. The $3,800 a person afternoon cocktail party is being held at the home of Clifford Sobel.