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    Jersey City, N.J. Mayor Steve Fulop told the Wall Street Journal in a story published late Sunday that he's been frozen out since he opted against endorsing Christie last year. The Journal reported that Christie officials offered Fulop "new access to state commissioners, who hold the purse strings for many Jersey City services" in exchange for his support.

       Mr. Fulop decided against endorsing the governor. Within an hour of relaying his decision, the mayor said, meetings with several state commissioners were canceled.
        Since then, he said, "nearly every single meeting we have requested with state commissioners with regard to proactive Jersey City issues has been unfortunately rejected over the last six months, along with countless requests we made to the Port Authority" of New York and New Jersey, a bistate agency Mr. Christie jointly controls with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

    Fulop's name appears in emails showing Fort Lee, N.J. Mayor Mark Sokolich appealing for assistance to address the gridlock on the bridge.

    "Radio silence," an official wrote in reference to Sokolich. "His name comes right after mayor Fulop."

    Many have speculated that Sokolich's decision to not endorse Christie was the motivation behind the lane closures on the bridge.

    "The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance, but to overcome it" - Dr. Lawrence Krauss

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 09:31:58 AM PST

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