New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) administration canceled at least four meetings between top commissioners and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop after he declined to endorse Christie for re-election last year, according to emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal on Monday.
“Mayor Fulop believed the cancellations were connected to his decision not to endorse Governor Christie,” a spokesperson for Fulop said in a statement, according to the WSJ.
Other New Jersey Democratic mayors may have also suffered political retribution at the hands of Christie aides.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich last week accused Christie of “petty” tactics in the closure of the George Washington Bridge in September, and Hoboken, N.J. Mayor Dawn Zimmer claims she received substantially less federal relief dollars in the wake of Superstorm Sandy after she stayed neutral in Christie’s re-election race.
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