WATCH: That Other Time Christie Got in Trouble

A ‘defamatory’ 1994 TV spot.

The Washington Post has obtained a video of a 1994 TV spot that got Chris Christie in a heap of trouble, back when he was running for Morris County Freeholder.

It was 1994, and Christie was a 31-year-old lawyer running for the county board in suburban Morris County, N.J. He was making a television ad, saying to the camera that his opponents were “being investigated by the Morris County prosecutor.” Actually, they weren’t. But Christie’s inaccurate ad ran more than 400 times on cable TV before the June GOP primary. He won.

Then he paid the price, getting sued for defamation and losing his re-election a few years later. Here’s the video.


  • tonyb

    Pounce when there down. What’s next…a photo of baby Christie with poop in his diaper. At least the man stands up and takes responsibility. Are you listing Washington?

    • Jane Yavis

      Tony Are you listENing???,,,,Help me understand,,,,,firing everyone around him is taking responsibility because _______?

      • tonyb

        What can I say…It’s time to change your cat litter.