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New Jersey Governor faces new investigation

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:07

Jan.13 - Federal authorities look at Chris Christie's use of Superstorm Sandy aid. Jennifer Davis reports.

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Embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing new questions as federal authorities launch an investigation into how he spent Superstorm Sandy relief funds. At issue - a taxpayer funded Jersey Shore marketing campaign that included a television commercial that put Christie and his family in the spotlight during an election year. That ad cost $2 million more than a competing bid that didn't feature the Governor. New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone Jr, a Democrat, says he requested the review. (SOUNDBITE) REP. FRANK PALLONE, JR, NEW JERSEY CONGRESSMAN "I don't think there's any question that this was an effort to promote him. The problem is; it was tax money that could have been used, that could have been used for other Sandy purposes. I represent the area hardest hit by Sandy - people still looking for money. I think it smells." Christie, a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, is already facing questions for another controversy. It involves accusations that his staff used lane closures at the George Washington Bridge as a means of political revenge against a local politician.

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New Jersey Governor faces new investigation

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:07