Governor Chris Christie appeared to make reference to a couple of recent scandals in his 'New Jersey State of the State' speech.
His opening words were as follows:
The last week has tested this administration.
Mistakes were clearly made ... I know our citizens deserve better, much better.
It follows allegations that staff in Governor Christie's office conspired to cause a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge, and that funds for the victims of Superstorm Sandy were misused for a promotional campaign.
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