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Chris Christie shuns White House dinner invitation

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Governor Chris Christie has turned down a White House dinner invitation so that he can pursue other matters, according to ABC News, Feb. 21, 2014. The New Jersey Governor is preparing to attend a meeting of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) and the National Governors Association (NGA).

Christie will attend a series of meetings for the RGA, as well as a reception and a meeting with donors to the organization. At the NGA, Christie will appear at some of the opening ceremonies, but will skip the press conference. He will attend a luncheon of the NGA that is exclusively for governors.

Christie attended a town hall meeting on Thursday in Port Monmouth, New Jersey and answered questions about the Obama Administration's assistance with the recent series of storms that have plagued the state. The Bridgegate Scandal, involving the lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, did not come up during the town hall meeting.

The Bridegate Scandal has dogged the Christie Administration lately as literally dozens of his staff members have been subpoenaed to testify on their role in the lane closure incident which tied traffic up for hours and resulted in the death of an elderly patient who could not be reached by paramedics as a result of the traffic tie up.

It is not known yet whether or not Christie himself will be subpoenaed to testify on the Bridgegate Scandal. To date, two Chirstie aides have refused to comply with the subpoenas and one has resigned after being subpoenaed.

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