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Fort Lee Mayor Attending SOTU Address With Rep. Pascrell

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Sokolich stopped speaking to the media about the bridge scandal earlier in January, after he told the New York Times that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) office reached out to him for an endorsement. While some have linked the lane closures to Sokolich's decision not to endorse Christie for re-election last year, others have alleged that the lane closures were tied to a redevelopment project in Fort Lee.