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Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:11 AM

Christie camp held Sandy relief money hostage, mayor alleges

Two senior members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration warned a New Jersey mayor earlier this year that her town would be starved of hurricane relief money unless she approved a lucrative redevelopment plan favored by the governor, according to the mayor and emails and personal notes she shared with msnbc.

The mayor, Dawn Zimmer, hasn’t approved the project, but she did request $127 million in hurricane relief for her city of Hoboken – 80% of which was underwater after Sandy hit in October 2012. What she got was $142,000 to defray the cost of a single back-up generator plus an additional $200,000 in recovery grants.

In an exclusive interview, Zimmer broke her silence and named Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Richard Constable, Christie’s community affairs commissioner, as the two officials who delivered messages on behalf of a governor she had long supported.

“It’s not fair for the governor to hold Sandy funds hostage for the city of Hoboken” because he wants support for one private developer, she said Saturday on UP w/ Steve Kornacki.

I don't know if this has legs, but if it does it's pretty damning.

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DURHAM D Jan 2014 #1

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Sat Jan 18, 2014, 09:14 AM

1. Impeach Christie. Impeach Guadagno.

Dawn Zimmer for Governor !

ETA: Guadagno's wiki page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Guadagno

She is in the right position to bring the heat.

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