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.

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