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Christie in GOP-friendly county for town hall

Local News | Mar 20, 2014

Christie in GOP-friendly county for town hall

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is headed to a reliably Republican area for his latest town hall.

The governor will be in Hunterdon County on Thursday, where he’ll talk about state finances.

Christie’s last two town halls were disrupted by hecklers affiliated with groups that have opposed him.

At least a dozen people were thrown out of a town hall in South River on Tuesday after shouting criticisms at Christie. They complained about how his administration is distributing federal recovery money and questioned Christie’s role in a political payback scandal orchestrated by his aides.

A traffic-blocking plot and other possible wrongdoing are under criminal investigation, perhaps undermining Christie’s potential as a 2016 Republican presidential candidate.

Christie’s town halls have become less predictable since the scandal broke, but audiences remain mostly supportive.