Christie Spends Big On Food And Alcohol On NJ Gov. Expense Account

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett (left) talks with New Jersey governor Chris Christie (right) before an NFL football game against the New York Giants on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherfo... Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett (left) talks with New Jersey governor Chris Christie (right) before an NFL football game against the New York Giants on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cowboys defeated the Giants, 31-28. (AP Photo/James D Smith) MORE LESS
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During the past five years as New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie (R) used his expense account to spend about $300,000 on food and alcohol, according to an analysis by New Jersey Watchdog.

The governor spent a total of $360,000 using his expense account — about 80 percent of which went toward food.

During 2010 and 2011, Christie spent $82,594 at Delaware North Sportservice, which runs the concessions stands in MetLife Stadium, where the New York Giants and Jets play, according to the New Jersey Watchdog report.

According to the report, the New Jersey Republican State Committee reimbursed the Treasury for the money Christie spent at MetLife in 2012, and since then Christie has not used his expense account at the stadium’s concession stands.

The governor does not submit receipts for his spending, and New Jersey Watchdog obtained his expense ledger through an open records request.

In January, Christie came under scrutiny after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid for Christie to fly on a private jet to attend a Cowboys game.

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  1. Well, that’s kind of to be expected, isn’t it? he said, looking at the Governor’s waist.

  2. Oh, those Nacho Doritos will bring down a politician every fucking time.

  3. It’s good to be da king!

  4. The governor spent a total of $360,000 using his expense account – about 80 percent of which went toward food.

    I wonder how that gastric-bypass surgery is working out for him? Might be there’s some alimentary “quantum tunneling” going on there. Or should I say quantummy tunneling?

  5. Avatar for sjk sjk says:

    Weinergate…

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