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Hoboken Mayor: Christie Administration Held Up Sandy Funds To Help Political Allies

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration told Hoboken's mayor she would get funds to help her city recover from Superstorm Sandy only if she expedited a politically-connected development project, Mayor Dawn Zimmer said today.

Zimmer, a Democrat who has long been an ally of Christie, told  MSNBC host Steve Kornacki that she was pressured by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Richard Constable, the current commissioner of community affairs, and Lori Grifa, the former commissioner, among others.

Christie's administration has denied the accusations.

Mare January 20, 2014 at 06:36 PM
@suz and Oatl, I am merely moderate, don't take sides unless there is reason. The mayor of Hoboken was lied to by the big ham. The ham made promises and she believed him, hence she praised him. When he asked for the political favors she refused to lie or support him in his dubious endeavors. In turn he refused the millions he had promised and only gave the pittance. As far as you right wing extremist tea baggers go (Oadtl), if you did a little research, reading and took the time to "fact check" your opinions, you'd know the truth and stop spewing the lies. You only do your party a disservice when you lie, spread rumor and inuendo. Graduate from high school and then educate yourselves further. Educate, educate, educate then you won't have to spew untruthful opinion.
suz January 20, 2014 at 06:57 PM
Mare, Not spreading rumors...all depends on who you believe. You don't know me, so please don't assume anything about me because you know the ole saying "when you assume..". That, my dear, is how rumors truly start.
DC January 20, 2014 at 07:45 PM
Mare, moderate? Really? Maybe you ought to re-read what you wrote. Facts aren't all out yet, "research" still needs to be done, but sounds like "moderate" you already made up your mind. What's that called? Oh, yeah, guilty till proven innocent... sticks and stones...
Oat 1 January 21, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Mare, moderate, you've got to be kidding, how sad, left wing progressive lunes like you base their entire ideology on lying, inciting anger, blaming others, spreading rumors, spewing hate, name calling and pretending to help the under privileged. You need to grow up and educate yourself how to debate.
jerseytomato January 21, 2014 at 03:31 PM
The Christie bashers on this thread are the same posters that have bashed him since he became Governor. I can barely type this because I'm laughing so hard. Please, PUHLEEZE hold your fellow Democrats feet to the fire when it comes to matters that are truly important. How about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi?? I guess since the Dems couldn't dig up a sex scandal, the next best thing is 'CONE GATE.' One things for sure: The Democrats are freaking worried that Christie could beat Hillary. I love it. This is CONEGATE for chrissakes.


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