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Christie Pulls Judicial Nominee Over Bridgegate

Gov. Chris Christie has notified the state Senate that he is withdrawing the nomination of his acting attorney general to the Superior Court.

Chief of Staff Kevin O'Dowd speaks after Governor Chris Christie announces  O'Dowd will become New Jersey's next Attorney General
Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd speaks after Governor Chris Christie announces O’Dowd will become New Jersey’s next Attorney General. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

The pulling of the nomination late Friday is another wound to an administration facing its most difficult test so far.

[SEE FULL BRIDGEGATE COVERAGE]

The Republican governor hoped to send acting Attorney General John Hoffman to the bench and clear a spot for his chief of staff, Kevin O’Dowd, to become attorney general. Christie’s office said the decision was made to ensure continuity in the attorney general’s office.

But Democrats have delayed O’Dowd’s confirmation hearing indefinitely because of the possibly politically orchestrated closing of approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge that caused traffic chaos in Fort Lee.

O’Dowd had supervised the aide who was fired for her involvement.

Three other key associates of the governor are also now gone as a result of the bridge scandal.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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