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

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May 11, 2015 10:33 a.m.

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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