The first record of the intense focus on endorsements came at a meeting in Christie’s office at the Statehouse in January 2013 that was ostensibly about Sandy funding
How Christie's Office Used Government Employees To Win Endorsements
Credit: Gage Skidmore
April 10, 2014

Via NJSpotlight:

The thrust of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election strategy last year was to secure endorsements from Democratic officials -- and new Bridgegate documents show just how intent he was to make sure that happened.

The documents, culled by WNYC from thousands of pages released by his attorney last week as part of an internal review, show that the very same people who helped mayors as government workers also sought their endorsements as political operatives.  Former government staffers in both Republican and Democratic administrations in Trenton called the activity a break with t...

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