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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a statement Wednesday accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) of exacting political retribution on a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse his re-election bid.
The Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J. told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he is now convinced his borough was targeted by lane closures on the busy George Washington Bridge because he did not endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) re-election bid.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), who survived a gunshot wound to the head three years ago in her native city of Tucson, marked the shooting's anniversary Wednesday with a New York Times op-ed urging gun control reformers to be persistent.
Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) said last week that he's not focusing on re-election as he returns to Capitol Hill from a stint in rehab, but that may be difficult now that he's drawn his first official primary challenger.