NJ Taxpayers Will Pay For Christie’s Troopers
Chris Christie reasons that the troopers have to go wherever he goes anyway, so he won’t be reimbursing the state for his campaign travels.
“In the end anywhere I go the troopers need to go whether I want them to go or not so we’re going to continue to conduct this in the same way I’ve always conducted it,” Christie said this morning when asked about the costs outside MaryAnn’s Diner.
Christie has maintained that he is following the same policies of other governors by not reimbursing the state for security costs. However Christie is the first New Jersey governor since Woodrow Wilson to launch a presidential campaign. And he’s spent significantly more time outside the state – more than 200 days since the start of last year – than many of his predecessors.