TRENTON, N.J.- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office is denying a claim by the mayor of Hoboken that the Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy recovery grants because she refused to sign off on a politically connected development.
Spokesman Colin Reed calls Mayor Dawn Zimmer's statements politically motivated and says the Christie administration has been helping Hoboken secure assistance since Sandy struck.
Zimmer, a Democrat, says Christie's lieutenant governor and a top community development official said recovery funds would flow to Hoboken if the commercial development went forward.
Zimmer says Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno pulled her aside at a May event and told her unless the project is approved "we are not going to be able to help you."
Christie is embroiled in another scandal involving traffic jams apparently manufactured to settle a political score.
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