The Democratic National Committee is keeping up the pressure on embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with a web video pegged to Sunday’s Super Bowl.
“As thousands of people head to the Meadowlands for the game, the DNC is launching its own Super Bowl ad highlighting the fall from grace of one of the GOP’s much-hyped prospects – Governor Chris Christie,” a spokesman said. “The ad won’t have a talking bullfrogs or a kid dressed as Vader like other Super Bowl ads but it will have a recap of the precipitous decline of Christie’s political standing since the scouts touted him after his November reelection.”
Christie has been under fire since documents emerged last month revealing lane closures on the George Washington Bridge were orchestrated by aides as apparent political payback for the town’s mayor not endorsing Christie’s reelection bid. Christie has apologized, fired a top aide involved and denied any foreknowledge of the closures.
According to the group, the video “will appear in online ads geo-targeted to within 20 miles of the Meadowlands which includes Fort Lee, much of New York City and many of the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl. Additional Christie-focused online ads will be added in the coming days.”