TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is turning down an invitation to attend a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A spokeswoman for Guadagno, who is a Republican, said Wednesday that the state’s second-in-command received the invitation through an email blast that had been sent to numerous recipients.

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The spokeswoman, Joelle Farrell, said Guadagno would not be attending the event.

Guadagno is the state’s first lieutenant governor and sometimes serves as acting governor – filling in for Gov. Chris Christie when he is out of state.

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She has said that she is considering a run for the Republican nomination to succeed him.

The invitation was first reported by

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