BridgeGate Committee Subpoenas Head Of New Hampshire GOP

AP

Another former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been subpoenaed to testify before the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

The committee wants to hear from Matt Mowers, who worked for Christie’s re-election campaign last year and is currently the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party. Tom Hester, a spokesperson for the New Jersey Assembly Democrats, confirmed to TPM on Wednesday that a subpoena had been issued to Mowers.

Mowers was the Christie re-election campaign staffer who reached out last year to Fort Lee, N.J. Mayor Mark Sokolich, to ask if the Democratic mayor would endorse Christie. Sokolich ultimately did not endorse Christie, and one theory of the scandal has it that the endorsement issue motivated the plan to close Fort Lee’s access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, causing days of traffic jams in the town.

Earlier this month, the committee investigating the lane closures announced that it was issuing subpoenas for testimony to four people: former Christie aide Christina Genovese Renna, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Commissioner William “Pat” Schuber, Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye, and Christie press secretary Michael Drewniak.

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