TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign is asking permission to exceed New Jersey’s election spending cap to pay lawyers handling subpoenas issued in an investigation of a political payback scandal.
The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has set a hearing for Feb. 11.READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
Christie’s campaign sent the commission a letter dated Thursday detailing its request.
The campaign says it spent all but about $13,000 of the $12.2 million limit for Christie’s re-election last year.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
It says that if the campaign can’t raise and spend more, it cannot pay its lawyers. And without paying the lawyers, it will not be able to answer the subpoenas.
The information was due to lawmakers Monday and the U.S. attorney’s office Wednesday, but the campaign says it has requested extensions.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
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