New Jersey’s lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno “wholeheartedly” denied accusations that she threatened to withhold Sandy-relief funds from Hoboken’s mayor. Over the weekend, Mayor Dawn Zimmer told MSNBC that Guadagno told her in a parking lot that “the money would start flowing” if she pushed forward with a local development project.
“I deny any suggestion made by Mayor Zimmer that there was ever any condition put on the release of Sandy funds by me,” Guadagno said at a press conference on Monday. She highlighted 13 trips she made to Hoboken to work with Zimmer to help with the city’s recovery from the storm.
On Sunday, Zimmer met with a U.S. attorney about her allegations.