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Super Bowl Woes: Chris Christie Heckled, Booed and Targeted in DNC Ad

Even the Super Bowl turned out to be a troublesome for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Deeply embattled by the Bridgegate scandal, the governor of one of the two Super Bowl host states was booed by Times Square crowds at a Super Bowl event.

“You made it across the bridge,” a heckler at the crowd shot at a stone-faced Christie, who was unusually sober for the celebratory pre-game event.

Booed twice during his brief appearance on Super Bowl Boulevard in New York, Christie managed some brief remarks about the game, before passing the helmet to next year’s hosts, Arizona.

Yet, even back in New Jersey for game day on Sunday where he is shared the luxury box of the New Jersey Sports and Expedition Authority with his friends and family, Christie did not escape jabs from his detractors.

Days before the game, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a point of telling the press, that while he was offered comps like Christie, he chose to pay his own way, even at $2,000 a pop.

Yet, the biggest Super Bowl related blow may have been the Democratic National Committee’s newest web video that turns Christie’s Super Bowl hosting triumph for New Jersey into a description of his downfall in the Garden State.

“As thousands of people head to the Meadowlands for the game, the DNC is launching its own Super Bowl ad highlighting the fall from grace of one of the GOP’s much-hyped prospects – Governor Chris Christie,” a DNC spokesman announced.

“The ad won’t have a talking bullfrogs or a kid dressed as Vader like other Super Bowl ads,” the spokesperson continued, “but will have a recap of the precipitous decline of Christie’s political standing since the scouts touted him after his November reelection.”

The video will appear as an internet ad targeting a 20-mile radius of the Super Bowl and is only the first of a series of campaigning targeting the governor once considered the GOP front-runner.

“Additional Christie-focused online ads will be added in the coming days,” the spokesperson stressed.

Photo Credit: Screenshot/AP video

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