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From an article by David Cantanese on

These combination of events have led Democratic lawmakers in the state to a troubling conclusion: The George Washington Bridge closure was political retribution for a Democratic mayor’s failure to endorse Christie’s re-election.

“Hogwash, says Christie.

“But the emerging facts aren’t lining up with the administration’s story, according to published reports.

  • Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich declined to endorse Christie in August.
  • The closure of two bridge lanes to his town was ordered Sept. 8 by one person — a political appointee and old friend of Christie, David Wildstein.
  • Christie’s administration’s explanation that the lanes were closed for a traffic study have been met with skepticism since a top Port Authority official said he knew nothing of the study.  Local police, emergency officials and the New York Port Authority knew nothing about the alleged study either.

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