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Democratic Mayor In Bridge Scandal Says He Takes Christie At His Word

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January 12, 2014 AT 6:47 AM
The mayor whose town was apparently punished by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s aides during last year’s campaign, said Sunday “I take him at his word” that Christie had no prior knowledge of lane closings leading to the George Washington Bridge. The lane closings in Fort Lee, N.J., were an apparent effort to retaliate against Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, who had not endorsed Christie in the campaign. Sokolich met with Christie on Thursday to accept Christie’s apology for the incident, which created massive traffic jams in Fort Lee