Two strikes for Gov. Christie, spent Hurricane Sandy fund on a personal ad campaign

2014 has been a very bad year for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie so far. The last few months have been rife with headlines on how Gov. Christie allegedly caused a deliberate traffic deadlock as a political revenge move, which indirectly led to the death of an elderly woman as emergency services couldn’t reach her.

And it’s all downhill from there. Gov. Christie is now the subject of a federal investigation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) into whether he diverted $25 million in Hurrican Sandy relief funds to pay for a personal television ad campaign. Below for your viewing pleasure is the ad in question.

Of particular concern is a bidding process to choose the firm creating the ad spots, with the winning firm charging $4.7 million and featuring Christie’s family while the losing proposal cost only $2.5 million without Christie. The New Jersey Star Ledger had some harsh words for Christie, calling the move a “new low” in his habit of using his office to promote his future run at becoming the POTUS.

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