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Chris Christie Allegedly Used Sandy Relief Funds for New Jersey Tourism Ad

Excerpt from USA Today

Jan 13, 2014 1:30 pm

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Between traffic lanes and tourism ads, the transit and travel industry is becoming the battleground on which Chris Christie is fighting for the legitimacy of his governorship.

— Samantha Shankman

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A scene from the "Stronger Than The Storm" ads whose funding is currently being investigated by the U.S. government. Stronger Than The Storm / YouTube


Federal auditors are investigating whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie improperly used $25 million in Sandy relief funds for a tourism ad starring the governor and his family, according to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J.

The marketing campaign and ads were rolled out as Christie was gearing up for his 2013 re-election bid.

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