On Tuesday at 2 p.m. the New Jersey State Legislature will convene to hear Gov. Christie give his annual “State of the State” address. Various political pundits predict that Christie may use the speech to help promote his image for a possible run for the presidency. Last year Christie was reportedly out of New Jersey for a total of 150 days. His last town hall meeting was held in Long Branch on August 19th. The governor’s trips are being funded by the New Jersey Republican State Committee, but state taxpayers will be paying for his traveling security detail. This week’s itinerary for Christie began Sunday in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and will include visits to Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina and Iowa.