Emails show Christie aides canceled meeting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Documents released by town officials show that five high-ranking state officials and one from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey canceled meetings with a New Jersey city's new mayor last year and offered no explanation.

Democratic Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says he believes the commissioners decided not to meet with him in July because he declined to endorse Republican Gov. Chris Christie's re-election bid.

Fulop has been talking about the events since last week, when documents were released that showed that Christie aides and appointees were involved in an apparent political payback scheme in nearby Fort Lee. The mayor there says he believes it was punishment for him not endorsing Christie.

Jersey City released emails and texts Monday in response to open records requests from news organizations.


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