TRENTON, N.J. — A top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in a town whose mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.
Christie, a star in the Republican Party who’s considered a possible candidate for president in 2016, has denied that the lane closings were punitive and has said his staff was not involved. After the emails were made public Wednesday, he abruptly postponed a scheduled morning event.
TRENTON, N.J. — Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration spent US$25-million to promote the Jersey shore in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.’s office says the inspector general at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will audit the campaign, which featured commercials in which the Republican governor and his family appeared.
It feels like this happens every few months: Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) will yell at some voter at a public event, and then various liberal commentators will remark on how his off-putting personality is an obvious problem in a presidential election. This Saturday, the unlucky voter was a special education teacher in Somers Point, New Jersey, who confronted Christie over cuts to public education spending. And the rally ends, inevitably, with Christie arguing with a teacher pic.twitter.com/YyLsoJVTWQ
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thinks he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are "kindred spirits," with their recent histories of being Republicans who have come out on top in fairly blue states. They've both "taken on unions," as they like to say, and they both have reformed public pensions. But Walker did make sure to say that his pension reforms were a little more significant than Christie's.
Though he disagrees with the ruling, a spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Friday afternoon that he will cooperate with a New Jersey state Supreme Court ruling that makes gay marriage legal in the state beginning on Monday. "The Supreme Court has made its determination," Christie's press secretary, Michael Drewniak, said in a statement.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been damaged by numerous allegations involving political paybacks regarding lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that disrupted traffic for days. That scandal was bad, but at least Christie has claimed no personal involvement. He cannot say the same thing now. Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, alleges Christie camp held Sandy relief money hostage.
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top Republican contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, said Thursday he is “embarrassed and humiliated” by emails and text messages that suggest a top aide deliberately created traffic jams last year to punish a political rival. Christie said he has fired her, and he apologized.
The scandal is being called the biggest test of his political career.
A lot of people are talking today about this ugly poll chart for Republicans: Gallup found that just 28% of Americans have a favorable view of the Republican Party, down 10 points from last month and the lowest level since Gallup started asking the question in 1992. The shutdown is a political disaster for the Republican Party.