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New Jersey's biggest newspaper slams Christie for post-Sandy ads

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The Star-Ledger, a New Jersey newspaper with the highest circulation in the state, swatted at Gov. Chris Christie (R) Tuesday for using federal relief money to produce a series of ads which "promote his presidential ambitions."

From the paper's editorial board:

Gov. Chris Christie’s habit of using his public office to promote his presidential ambitions has reached a new low. ...

... This time, he siphoned off money that was intended for victims of Sandy to promote himself in a series of TV ads. That is a new low, one that should play prominently in his campaign for re-election. ...

What makes this so offensive is that the money comes from federal aid intended for storm victims. So the next time the governor visits the Shore to take credit for Washington’s help, maybe the families and small business owners who are still on their knees can ask the governor why he ranked his own self-promotion as a higher priority than their relief.

And besides — no offense — Springsteen would have made a much better star in these spots anyway.

Christie's office reportedly spent $5 million on the ads, the money coming from a $25 million federal relief package sent to the state after Hurricane Sandy devastated the shoreline in late 2012.

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