Like you, Gov. Chris Christie made an early morning trip into Manhattan on Monday. Unlike you, he got to avoid the traffic back to New Jersey in a helicopter. the governor had business

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“He had planned to do that because of the short time between his interviews and the time  he had to be in Trenton,” Christie spokesperson Samantha Smith told The heavy traffic out of the Lincoln Tunnel on Monday did not play a role in deciding to fly out, she said.Christie and political groups were billed more than $20,000 for 12 flights in 2014 categorized as personal or political. The analysis finds that the flights cost taxpayers more than $10,000.

 The Asssociated Press contributed to this report