Christie Campaigns Against Corruption
By Stephanie Woodrow | August 17, 2022 5:20 pm
Chris Christie

Chris Christie

Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie (R) has a simple strategy for targeting his opponents, including incumbent New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D), The New York Times reported today.

A look at the former New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s career shows he has repeatedly used the whiff of corruption as a cudgel against political opponents, the Times said. But the Times questions his commitment to an ethics overhaul, citing his short-lived attempt to ban no-bid contracts as a freeholder (county commissioner).

Christie has linked Corzine with last month’s corruption probe into New Jersey officials, despite the fact the governor was not implicated in the case. He also has released a proposal for ethics reform, which he plans to “cram” down the throats of objecting state legislators if elected governor, the Times reported. Christie said, “They will refuse to act at their political peril.”

In the interview with the Times, Christie said that while he has been working against corruption for years, his efforts might be more effective now. “I’m more mature, and I’m convinced I’ll be more successful,” he said. He added: “I’m much better now than I was 15 years ago.”

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