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Chris Christie Pushed Port Authority To Give Contract To Jerry Jones' Firm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk before the New York Giants play the Cowboys at AT&T
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk before the New York Giants play the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, September 8, 2013. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

Less than two years before Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s tickets and travel to NFL games, government documents show Christie personally pushed the Port Authority to approve a lucrative contract for a firm part-owned by Jones. Christie nonetheless accepted the gifts from Jones, despite New Jersey ethics rules barring gifts to public officials from persons or entities that those officials “deal with, contact, or regulate in the course of official business.”

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