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Gov. Chris Christie speaks Tuesday, March 29, 2011, during the Hammonton town hall-meeting at the NJM Building.

Ben Fogletto

Gov. Chris Christie will visit Cape May County on Tuesday for his second town hall-meeting in southern New Jersey in a two-week span.

Christie is expected to arrive at 3 p.m. at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, located at the Cape May Airport, said a brief news release issued Wednesday by the museum. The meeting is expected to last about an hour and a half.

The governor's reason for choosing the venue could not be obtained.

Reached Wednesday afternoon, the Governor's Office would not confirm details of the town hall-meeting. Museum officials could also not be reached.

Cape May Airport is formerly known as the Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who died while training at the station between 1943 and 1945.

On March 30, Christie held a town hall-meeting at New Jersey Manufacturers Co. in Hammonton. Prior to that meeting, the governor had not held any such meetings in the region during more than a year in office.

At the Hammonton meeting, which drew more than 600 people, Christie defended his aggressive policies on the pension system, benefits and other efforts to cut state spending before answering questions from the audience.

Democrats have said the Republican governor's town hall-meetings should be paid for with campaign funds if he intends to urge voters to choose Republicans. At the Hammonton meeting, Christie referenced the pending legislative election but did not stump for specific candidates.

Contact Jennifer Bogdan


If you go

Gov. Chris Christie will hold a town hall meeting 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road. The event is free and open to the public.

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