Garrett joins Whelan at Northfield kickoff
Freeholder Charles Garrett stands with Whelan at senator's kickoff. By Max Pizarro | February 28th, 2013 - 7:40am
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NORTHFIELD - Gov. Chris Christie and state Sen. Jim Whelan (D-2) share a common political antagonist in Mayor Lorenzo Langford.

In response to Christie's criticisms of him during Hurricane Sandy, Langford made headlines when he said he wanted to confront the governor "mano a mano."

At his kickoff Wednesday, Whelan said of the comment, "It's unproductive for the city."

Earlier the same day at a Montville Town Hall, Christie bemoaned Atlantic City as one of the "most God-awful, wasteful governments in America," and singled out the mayor for having "no idea what he's doing."

Standing at attention at the head of the room at Whelan's kickoff event here was Atlantic County Freeholder Charles Garrett, who is opposing Langford in the May mayor's contest.

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"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi

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