Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Nation

NJ Gov. Chris Christie leaves behind bridge scandal, raises money for Republicans in Florida

Chris-Christie-Fundraisers

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie needs to reassure top financial donors that he’s addressing allegations of political payback in New Jersey and remains a viable presidential contender.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge

MIAMI — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leaving behind a political scandal back home and raising money for fellow Republicans in Florida this weekend.

Christie is the headliner at a series of fundraisers to help Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, and the state party.

The events are giving Christie his first chance since the scandal escalated to reassure big financial donors that he remains a viable presidential contender for 2016.

The apparent political payback scheme caused massive traffic jams last fall by closing local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, one of the world’s busiest bridges.

Many Republicans have come to Christie’s defense and credited him with taking responsibility for the scandal.

Other GOP leaders say his future will depend on whether his account of what happened proves accurate.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…