Transcript for New Headache for New Jersey Governor
And there is fresh trouble tonight for governor chris christie of new jersey, after the scandal over that epic traffic jam. Tonight, a new question involving superstorm sandy and christie's family. Is this fair? Abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila, tells us the story. Reporter: Chris christie was the unabashed pitical hero of hurricane sandy. Hugging victims. Walking the beach with the democratic president. But this part of the sandy relief is under federal investigation. 25 million of federal money used to create the stronger than the storm ad campaign, featuring christie, his wife and both of their kids. We're stronger than the storm. Reporter: They aired in the middle of the governor's re-election campaign. And now, as if he doesn't have enough trouble, a second federal investigation, totally second from bridgegate. Wants to know did christie pick an ad agency nearly twice as expensive so he could star in the commercial? This was a significantly higher bid. And the lower bid refused to include the governor and his family in the ad. Reporter: The losing ad agency said everything in the two bids was apples to apples, except -- none of our creative included the governor at all. Reporter: While scandals swirl around christie, he has not been seen in public since the marathon news conference. But his office did say, those commercials were approved by the obama administration. And they worked. Also reminding reporters another high-profile governor -- when can you start? Reporter: Starred in california commercial. But those were privately funded, raising more questions about how things are done in chris christie's new jersey. Jim avila, abc news, washington.
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