Chris Christie's bridge scandal explained

Published: Jan 10 2014 11:04:47 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 27 2014 04:21:15 PM EDT

What started with days of traffic jams in an obscure New Jersey town has now become a major scandal for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- one of the most prominent U.S. politicians. Here's what you need to know.

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What started with days of traffic jams in an obscure New Jersey town has now become a major scandal for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- one of the most prominent U.S. politicians.

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