BY BOB HOLT
At his January press conference regarding the George Washington Bridge lane closures, Governor Chris Christie said he did not know Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich.
Sokolich now says the two met years ago, and he believes the traffic tie-ups in Fort Lee came as a result of his not endorsing Christie for re-election last year.
NJ.com reported that Sokolich said he met with Christie, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and one or two other mayors at a luncheon in 2010 to discuss the governor’s tax relief ideas for New Jersey. Sokolich said he attended two holiday parties at Drumthwacket, and saw Christie at some other events. The governor’s spokesman Kevin Roberts says Christie hosts those meetings regularly.