One of the open questions if Donald Trump actually becomes the GOP nominee is whether or not he can really take on Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders) without starting to fundraise like a conventional candidate.

General election are expensive. Will Trump write what could be a $1 billion check?

Which brings us to this story tonight. According to CNN, Chris Christie hinted on a call today with his supporters and donors that Trump might move away from self-funding once he’s the nominee:

From CNN:

Shortly after endorsing Donald Trump, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday told some of his top fundraisers that the billionaire businessman might shift from his decision to self-fund his campaign and instead raise money in a general election.

Ray Washburne, who was Christie’s national finance chairman for his presidential campaign and is now unaligned, led the call. However, he described Christie’s comment as an offhand remark in response to one of his supporters’ questions on the call.

About 100 of the New Jersey governor’s most loyal supporters, including his campaign fundraisers, were on the call. But it was not arranged as a finance call, Washburne said.

And as far as fundraising goes, remember that Chris Christie was really good at it when chairman of the Republican Governors Association:

It also looks like Christie is trying to win supporters for Trump among the Republican governors. Chrisite reportedly approached Maryland governor Larry Hogan for an endorsement, but to no avail:

But Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage did endorse Trump this afternoon, although without the fanfare of the Christie endorsement:

How many more to come?