As subpoenas landed in his office and new allegations of withholding Hurricane Sandy relief funds from hard-hit Hoboken, NJ as political payback over a development project hit the airwaves this morning, Chris Christie is hiding from the press in Florida, fundraising for Gov. Rick Scott. And while two of the country's worst governors forbid access to the media, the local Florida media instead followed Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as she shadowed the GOP fundraising tour. As predicted, this put an even brighter spotlight on the secrecy and similarities of the two Republicans, which Wasserman Schultz was quick to point out today.
Up until now, Christie adored the spotlight that Scott dodges on a regular basis, but that all changed with Christie's bridge scandal in New Jersey. While being denied access, the local media had plenty of time on their hands, but the subpoenas for the Govneror's office and the new allegations didn't come up in the coverage, and that's not all they left out.