Todd Christie Buying His Brother Another Job?

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A while back we covered how Chris Christie and his brother Todd seemingly bought Chris a job as US Attorney.  Details are after the jump, but the long and the short of it is that the Christie boys and their wives donated a half million dollars to the GOP just before and after Chris Christie was named US Attorney.

Now we learn that Todd Christie is once again trying to buy his brother a job by donating to the GOP, this time the Republican Governor’s Association.

Independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett responded to the Republican Governors Association (RGA) ad against him by laying it at the feet of Republican Chris Christie’s brother, Todd.

“This ad was essentially paid for by the $200,000 contribution that Todd Christie laundered through the Republican Governors Association to help his brother’s campaign in New Jersey in circumvention of the $3,400 limit that my campaign is honoring,” said Daggett in a press release that accompanied a press conference he held in Trenton this morning.

For a group of people who accuse Corzine of trying to buy his office, the Christie brothers sure do a lot of it themselves.  Don’t want to call them hypocrites, but … nah,they’re hypocrites.

From an old post, where you can find the source links:

In the late spring [Christie] donates $10,000 to his NJ party’s state account and $5,000 to their federal account.  His wife put up another $5000 to the federal fund at the same time, her first and last contribution to the state party ever.

The [Christie]’s brother, who just got rich selling his investment company and will soon be  found guilty of stock manipulation, gives his first contributions ever to the state party, one huge check for $32,000 for the state account and one $5000 check for the federal account.  The brother’s wife, who similarly had never donated to the state party before, also gives $32,000 to the state account and $5000 to the federal.

The total contribution from [Christie]’s immediate family to the state party between learning there was no position for him and receiving the nomination was $94,000.  The [Christie] and the two wives have not contributed to the state party since. …

After he takes the political appointment, [Christie] is not supposed to be engaged in partisan politics very much but there is no such restriction on his close family.  The [Christie] contributes $2000 to his candidate — and now boss — for the reelection campaign, and his wife does the same.  The [Christie]’s brother’s wife gives another two checks for $3000 to the candidate and three checks for $4500 to the national party, but the brother beats them all.

Soon after [Christie] takes office, the brother contributes a single check worth $225,000 to the national party, and since then another three individual $25,000 checks for a grand total of $300,000 to the national party.  But that’s not all.  The brother also issued checks over the past few years since [Christie] took office for $20,000, $25,000 and $25000 to the NJ party’s state fund, and checks of $5,000, $10,000 and $10,000 to the federal fund.  A check for $5,000 is reimbursed.

That’s well over half a million dollars from just four people, all related intimately to [Christie], contributed to the party and its candidates at a time  hen [Christie] wanted a job from the party.

Comments (8)

  1. William Weber (WjcW)

    The first time I called you out on this, you said Corzine’s contributions were Ok because ‘an election’ followed and the people voted, and he couldn’t really buy an election.

    But now, really, if the Christie family has laundered, excuse me, donated even $500,000 to Republican causes, how is that even a drop in the bucket to the current governor who has donated MILLIONS to some of the most corrupt machines in the state. And in fact, is the largest contributor to 21 of 20 county organizations in the state. And in fact, comes out publically against wheeling and then complains he is not at fault when his contirbutions are wheeled, because he has no control. (when in fact, it would be as simple as, “If you wheel this money, I will not give you any next year’)

    You don’t see the parallel at all?

  2. Hopeful

    I think Daggett is right to complain and make an issue of it, but it’s sure hard for this Corzine supporter to get outraged when he not only spends so much, but donates such huge amounts to the local party organizations.  

    I am bit surprised there isn’t a limit on donations to the RGA (or DGA.)  For example, there is a limit on DNC/RNC contributions even though it is quite high.  


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