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New Jersey / Christie Political Scandals #1058688

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 18, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(New York: Michael Isikoff) New charges of political strongarming against the office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie following the bridge traffic jam in Ft. Lee examined; details given about the threat of withholding funds to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy unless the mayor backed a development project. [Hoboken Mayor Dawn ZIMMER†- says she received a direct threat from the governor to hold back Sandy funds from devastated Hoboken.] [MSNBC's Steve KORNACKI†- talks about the Christie ties to David Sampson of the Port Authority.] Zimmer's diary quoted. The partisan politics of complaints from Democratic mayors against Christie, a Republican, reviewed, The Christie defense of helping Hoboken recover noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt; Plantation, Florida: Kelly O'Donnell) Christie's visit to Florida as head of the Republican Governors Assn. discussed; scenes shown from outside a Florida lobbyist's home.

Holt, Lester;
Isikoff, Michael;
O'Donnell, Kelly

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