NJ Lawmaker: Christie Role In Sandy Ads Could Violate Campaign Law

New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D), the lawmaker leading the state probe into the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year, on Tuesday alleged that Gov. Chris Christie may have broken campaign finance laws by starring in tourism ads paid for with federal Sandy relief funds.

“When the governor is running for reelection, to use his image relentlessly in those ads, borders on at least a campaign law violation,” he said in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos.

Wisniewski said that Christie’s appearance in the ads constituted “an improper expenditure” because his starring role was meant to boost himself, not the state of New Jersey.

“He should not be using those funds to advertise himself during the middle of a general election campaign, and that’s what he did,” he said.