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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is no stranger to accusations of political bullying and backroom dealing like those at the heart of the bridge scandal.

TPM has found one of the first times the brash political brawler faced such claims was in the mid-1980s when he was an undergrad at the University of Delaware.

There, student newspaper archives show, Christie was accused of establishing a college political machine that rewarded his friends and drove his classmates out of student government. One fellow student even wrote to the paper to decry Christie's "cronyism" and question the legitimacy of the future governor's reign.

The accusations have have relevance anew now that the potential 2016 presidential contender is facing the biggest turmoil of his career with the uproar over the George Washington Bridge. Democrats in New Jersey have accused members of Christie's administration of using their power to close lanes on the bridge, causing a traffic jam in the town of Fort Lee, N.J. as revenge against the mayor there. Christie's office did not respond to a request for comment.

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People who know New Jersey politics know who Michael Drewniak is.

A spokesperson for Gov. Chris Christie (R) going back to Christie's days as a U.S. attorney, Drewniak is known for "routinely [channeling] his boss's invective," as The Newark Star-Ledger put it recently. In 2009, when he was still the spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey and a registered Democrat, the website PolitickerNJ wrote about Drewniak's "testicular fortitude" in attending Christie's gubernatorial campaign kick-off event.

“We are not required to act like cloistered drones when it comes to the political process," Drewniak told the website at the time.

Thanks to the release last week of thousands of pages of documents connected to the George Washington Bridge lane closures, many people outside New Jersey politics have now learned who Drewniak is, too, while also learning a few things about his use of invective.

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While Fort Lee, N.J. was choked with gridlock during four days in September, first responders in the town were still forced to deal with the same emergencies they face everyday: car crashes, medical problems and the like.

Now, records obtained by TPM give a clearer look at just what the police in the town had to respond to during the traffic jam, which has since been blamed on a political vendetta by Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration.

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The scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge aside, a separate investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's use of Hurricane Sandy funds involves a former Christie aide who has been embroiled in several of his past controversies.

Federal officials are looking into an advertising campaign New Jersey commissioned which was aimed at encouraging tourism to the state after the devastating storm, but which favorably featured the governor and his family in 2013 when he was up for re-election.

The ad campaign was awarded to the East Rutherford-based public relations firm MWW, which raised eyebrows for two reasons: its reported $4.7 million bid was about $2 million higher more than a competing bidder, which apparently didn't seek to give the Christies the same exposure. And, according to the Asbury Park Press, the woman tapped to lead a six-person panel to award the contract was Michele Brown, a former Christie aide with whom he has a complicated history.

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The George Washington Bridge lane closings scandal continued to unfold over the weekend, as media outlets spotlighted bits and pieces of information contained in the hundreds of pages of documents released on Friday, and alternate theories began being floated by observers and pundits.

For everything that has been learned about the lane closings -- which caused a massive, multi-day traffic jam in Fort Lee, N.J. -- there are still major unanswered questions in this story.

Here are four big ones:

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