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Bidder: NJ Officials Asked If Christie Could Star In Sandy Ads

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Morris said that on March 15, right before oral presentations for the bids, New Jersey officials "inquired if we would be open to featuring the governor in the ads."

Some have speculated that New Jersey awarded the ad contract to ad firm MWW because it proposed using the governor in the ads. However, MWW officials on Monday said that they originally pitched a long list of New Jersey icons and decided to feature Christie after they failed to land bigger names.