Christie No. 2 denies linking Sandy funds to Hoboken development

Handout file photo of New Jersey Governor Christie and Hoboken Mayor Zimmer speaking with volunteers in HobokenBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey’s lieutenant governor on Monday denied a claim by the mayor of Hoboken that Governor Chris Christie’s administration linked release of Superstorm Sandy relief funds to approval of a Hoboken development project. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno warned her that Christie would withhold disaster recovery funding if Zimmer did not support a bid by the New York-based Rockefeller Group to build on several blocks in he New Jersey city.

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