Lautenberg Demands Investigation Into Chris Christie
Two months before the 2006 election, then-U.S. Attorney Chris Christie let it be known that there was an investigation into a rental deal made by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who was fighting a tight re-election race against GOP candidate Tom Kean. The news dinged Menendez, who was haunted by vague allegations of corruption, but he eventually put away Kean in that good Democratic year.
Today, Menendez is enjoying a little payback courtesy of his colleague, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg is calling for a federal investigation into allegations that Chris Christie, the Republican candidate for governor, used his office for political gain while U.S. attorney.
The call for a Justice Department investigation follows months of accusations that Christie politicized the office of the top federal prosecutor.
Christie denies the charges.
The Democratic establishment is piling on Christie this week, who clings to the narrowest of leads — the Pollster.com average has him only 0.4 points ahead of Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.).