BLOOD FOR VOTES:
POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND THE
NEW JERSEY BLACK BEAR HUNT
Eleven days before the 2009 New Jersey gubernatorial election, the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance (NJOA) spent nearly five times its legally allowed limit for campaign expenditures on a campaign rally for Christie. NJOA is a pro-hunting political action committee (PAC) whose mission was to both elect Chris Christie as Governor and to reinstate a black bear hunt.
Christie, who did not record the event in his campaign reports, rewarded NJOA by making the unprecedented move of appointing the PACʼs president to his Environmental Protection transition team that addressed hunting policy.
Soon thereafter, a black bear hunting season was approved.
Read the report that exposed Christie's corruption:
See the ELEC complaint filed against Christie:
Contact Governor Christie
Tell him that you know the bear hunt is all about his corruption:
WEBMAIL: http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/ (pick Environment, then Fish and Wildlife)
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625-0001
NJ Herald (ELEC)
NJ Herald (lawsuit)
NBC New York (lawsuit)
New Jersey Network
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CBS New York (lawsuit/ELEC)
CBS New York (lawsuit update)