GOP Ponders Scandal's Toll on Christie's Future

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email
Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides earlier than he has acknowledged.

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February 1, 2014

ANGELA DELLI SANTI
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides earlier than he has acknowledged.

Some say any presidential aspirations will be hurt if the scandal lingers. Others were quick to discredit Christie's accuser as a disgruntled former loyalist.

Former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive David Wildstein claims to have evidence contradicting the governor's assertion he learned about the lane closures after they were over. Christie's office denies that.

Republican operative Matt Beynon says Christie will have trouble running for president if the scandal remains an issue a year from now.

But GOP consultant Matt Mackowiak questioned the motives behind Wildstein's accusations, noting he lost his job over the scandal.


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