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Feds Will Probe Post-Sandy TV Ads That Starred Christie, Lawmaker Says

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January 13, 2014 AT 6:15 AM
Adding a headache for Gov.Chris Christie. A lawmaker said Monday, that a federal agency will investigate whether New Jersey improperly spent Hurricane Sandy relief money on an ad campaign that featured the governor while he was running for re-election. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will audit $25 million in federal money that the state spent to promote tourism and the Jersey Shore, said Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey. Another company had proposed a $2.5 million campaign that did not include the governor, Pallone said.