Christie Aide Plans Press Call About ‘Categorically False’ Hoboken Claims

AP

An aide to Gov. Chris Christie (R) plans to hold a conference call with reporters on Monday afternoon to push back even more against allegations involving hurricane relief money raised over the weekend by the mayor of Hoboken, N.J.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleged on Saturday that the governor’s administration threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money unless she approved a real estate project the governor favored.

Marc Ferzan, the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, plans to give a briefing to reporters at 2 p.m. and take questions on the call.

“In light of recent and categorically false accusations regarding the distribution of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds by the Christie Administration, Marc Ferzan, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, will hold a media briefing call today to provide an accurate update on the distribution of Sandy funds and take questions,” a press release announcing the call said.

Earlier in the day, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno held a news conference strongly denying the mayor’s accusations.

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