February 12, 2014
Controls Democratic politics in South Jersey, and increasingly the rest of the state.
Christie’s famously profane spokesman; once described a Star-Ledger reporter as “such a fucking mutt.”
THE TRENTON HACKS
Christie’s point man in the legislature; has served as a link to both “Joe D.” and Norcross.
Appointed by Christie to chair the Port Authority. Also represented the developer of a big Hoboken project that benefited from a study paid for by the Port Authority.
THE GUYS FROM BACK IN THE DAY
Statistician for Christie’s high school baseball team; dirty trickster at the center of the bridge scandal.
Longtime close aide who regularly traveled with Christie; helped pick Christie’s Sandy comeback ad that portrayed him in glowing terms.
MIKE DUHAIME AND MARIA COMELLA
DuHaime, Christie’s chief strategist, managed Rudy Giuliani’s ill-fated 2008 campaign. Comella, Christie’s communications chief, served as Giuliani’s spokeswoman and guardian to Sarah Palin.