And think of our next big political story, tonight, in the case of she said/she said. And the question -- a new allegation of rough tactics by the team surrounding New Jersey governor Chris Christie.... See More
And think of our next big political story, tonight, in the case of she said/she said. And the question -- a new allegation of rough tactics by the team surrounding New Jersey governor Chris Christie. This time, in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. Here's senior national correspondent, Jim Avila. Thank you. Reporter: January in Jersey, designed to be a Chris Christie festival. Gop fund-raisers in Florida. And at home, the crowning of the favorite son. The state of the state address. And then, tomorrow's inaugural. All capped off by the run-up to the christie-hosted super bowl. The super bowl is in New Jersey. Reporter: Instead, it's scandal whack-a-mole. Today, Christie's lieutenant governor, denying she tried to bully the smalltown mayor of hoboken, into supporting a project the governor liked, by tying it to sandy relief funds. Any suggestion that sandy funds were tied to the approval of any project in New Jersey is completely false. It's stunning. It's outrageous. But it's true. And I stand by my word. Reporter: Christie's office insists the $340,000 hoboken has received directly is no worse than other towns. Since most of the sandy relief went directly to individuals, not local governments. Ironically, hoboken's mayor actually supported Christie for re-election. Once tweeting, to be clear, I'm very glad governor Christie has been our gov. I couldn't believe they were doing this. Reporter: No comment from the governor, who saw new poll Numbers today, showing his unfavorable rating doubling. With a majority not believing he was blindsided by scandal. Jim Avila, ABC news, New York.
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