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Sandy Aid Claims Part Of Christie Internal Bridgegate Investigation

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question at a town hall meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Long Hill, N.J. Christie said he'll take "more extreme measures" to fix the state's public worker pension system if the Democrat-led Legislature refuses to try to contain escalating retiree costs. The Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate did not specify what those measures might be. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor says allegations that she threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy aid to a city in need will be included in Gov. Chris Christie's own investigation into scandals rocking his administration.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (gwah-DAH'-noh) told The Associated Press to "wait for the governor's internal report," when asked why the Hoboken's mayor accused her and another Cabinet official of making the threat.

It's the first indication of the scope of the review by an outside lawyer hired by Christie's office.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer accused the governor's office of threatening to withhold aid to Hoboken unless she approved a certain redevelopment project.

Christie also has been dogged by allegations that his staff engineered traffic jams in Fort Lee to punish a Democratic mayor.

The administration denies the allegations.

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