NJ mayor: Lt. gov said ultimatum tying Sandy aid to development project came from Christie

  • Article by: ANGELA DELLI SANTI , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 20, 2014 - 5:10 AM

TRENTON, N.J. — The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy said Sunday that she was told an ultimatum tying recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project came directly from Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a claim a Christie spokesman called "categorically false."

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dogmanJan. 19, 1411:21 AM

If Chrissy didn't spend more of our Sandy Relief tax $$ on a commercial to run up the score in his reelection, and if his anger didn't erupt and make him berate a local reporter... Sandygate and Bridgegate wouldn't exist. But he couldn't keep his ego in check. Now he finds himself suspender-deep in investigations and bitter ex-staffers looking to protect themselves from lawsuits and criminal action. He was on the fast track to be the 2016 republican presidential nominee... soon he'll be lucky to be a contestant on The Biggest Loser

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conniemercerJan. 19, 1412:40 PM

Christie is loved by many democrats and a lot of liberals because he represents them. The extreme left fears this greatly. He is not a conservative. He is a left leaning moderate. That is completely unacceptable to the radical left.

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adliblogJan. 19, 14 5:45 PM

Was this the same city in NJ, having a Democrat mayor, that was 80% flooded and to which Christie awarded all of $300 K in federal hurricane relief? Or was that an altogether different example of Christie governance?

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actualreaderJan. 20, 14 1:24 AM

'David Samson, whom Christie picked to chair the Port Authority, is among those subpoenaed. He is a founding partner of the law firm representing the Rockefeller Group, the New York City developer seeking to build commercial space in Hoboken. A lobbyist for the group, Lori Grifa, was a member of Christie's administration before leaving to work for a law firm.' Sounds like a few of those categorical categories Christie's spokesman likes so well are crossing. It's starting to look like a Venn diagram.

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yardboyJan. 20, 14 7:40 AM

The Mayor is a little late to the plate with her story; it would have been more credible had she came out with it earlier.

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dogmanJan. 20, 1411:11 AM

Zimmer has been interviewed by federal prosecutors. She's on record with her claims, and would be facing federal charges if she gave false information. What started as a childish, selfish act of political payback has mushroomed into an investigation into corruption, bribery, etc

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