New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge as they occurred in September, according to a lawyer for David Wildstein, his former ally at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, addressing lawmakers amid investigations into political retribution, laid out his second-term agenda beginning with a fresh acknowledgment of his administration’s errors.
Two months ago, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was certain to win a second term without help from aisle-jumping Democrats or $25 million in federal storm aid for tourism commercials that starred him and his family.
A top Chris Christie aide told a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive that it was “time for some traffic problems” a few weeks before surprise lane closings on the George Washington Bridge backed up miles of road in a town whose mayor didn’t endorse the governor.
Seven in 10 New Jersey residents have never heard of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, who would be the state’s chief executive if Republican Chris Christie wins a second term and then leaves amid a 2016 presidential bid.
Barbara Buono mingled at a senior citizen’s picnic in northern New Jersey last week, introducing herself as Governor Chris Christie’s Democratic challenger while people eating boxed lunches listened quietly.
The winner of New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election today faces an almost immediate start to a second campaign to capture a full six-year term, even as he learns his role as Washington’s newest lawmaker.
The next U.S. House member from Massachusetts’ 5th congressional district could be a Democrat backed by women, or a different one backed by labor, or a third candidate supported by gay groups. Bottom line, barring an upset, it will be a Democrat.
Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker will face Republican Steven Lonegan, who has lost previous campaigns for New Jersey and national office, in a special election for the U.S. Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.