Hoboken Mayor: 'I Didn't Think Anyone Would Believe Me'

Dawn Zimmer denies she's playing politics in Christie accusation
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2014 11:42 AM CST
In this file photo, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer speaks to the media as she stands near the Hudson River.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

(Newser) – Dawn Zimmer took her crusade against Chris Christie to CNN today, telling State of the Union of her accusation that the governor held Sandy recovery funds hostage, "It's stunning. It's outrageous. But it's true." Of her timing, Zimmer admits that "I probably should have come forward sooner, but I really didn't think anyone would believe me." Team Christie, meanwhile, is dismissing Zimmer's story as "categorically false" and "partisan politics," as per a spokesman. Zimmer, a Democrat who says she's never "been part of the Democratic machine," denies that politics are at play; "I did have a really good relationship (with the governor) so I couldn't believe they were doing this." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:

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