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Sandy Relief Contractors Indirectly Helped Bankroll Christie Campaign

Ten firms hired by New Jersey donated over $300,000 to Republican Governors Association

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It’s the new way of making political donations, by way of “interest groups” that are allowed to take unlimited contributions and make unlimited donations to political campaigns.

IRS records show that at least 10 companies hired by New Jersey for Sandy relief efforts donated more than $300,000 last year to the Republican Governors Association, which is chaired by Gov. Chris Christie and which gave $1.7 million to his successful reelection bid in 2013.

Reporter Matt Katz of WNYC, a partner of NJ Spotlight, takes a closer look at the donors and the donations – and the recipient.

Read the full story and listen to Katz’s report.

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