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article imageNJ Gov. Chris Christie booed at Super Bowl ceremony

By R. Francis Rubio     Feb 2, 2014 in Politics
New York - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was booed Saturday as he took the stage during the Super Bowl hand-off ceremony in Times Square. Some in the crowd booed, while at least one other heckler could be heard shouting: "we hate traffic, we hate traffic."
It was a festive day in New York City's Times Square Saturday, as NFL fans and government officials gathered to symbolically pass the "Super Bowl baton" to the governor of Arizona. Arizona will host the NFL National Championship game next year. However, for Mr. Christie, the boos must have been an unwelcome reminder of the troubles the embattled governor is facing both nationally and back at home.
The troubles being, recent accusations of bullying and what has become known as "Bridgegate," where members of the Christie Administration are under investigation for allegedly shutting down lanes to the George Washington Bridge as a method of retaliation on a political rival.
However, on the bright side for the governor, the mood towards him was not completely negative. As some reporters in the crowd took to social media informing followers of the jeers, the majority of the audience applauded Christie as he briefly addressed the crowd.
"We look forward to hosting everybody in this group that's got a ticket over in New Jersey tomorrow to watch the greatest sports spectacle in the world," Christie said. "Congratulations to the NFL and congratulations to the host committee. Thank you all very much."
Christie, the once front-runner in the race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, has seen his poll numbers plunge after revelations surfaced linking members of his administration, to the suspect lane closings of the George Washington Bridge back in September.
And now, with recent allegations by one-time Christie ally, and ex-Port Authority Official David Wildstein suggesting the governor knew about the now-infamous lane closings, Christie finds himself under greater scrutiny.
This is not the only time the governor has attracted boos in recent days. Christie was also heckled during another Super Bowl event last Tuesday in Jersey City.
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