By Eric Boehm and Mark Lagerkvist | Watchdog Radio
This is At the Races, Watchdog.org’s podcast that focuses on elections and political campaigns.
In this episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with New Jersey Watchdog’s Mark Lagerkvist, who recently uncovered a big story about Gov. Chris Christie spending more than $80,000 on concessions at football games in 2010 and 2011. That’s a lot of nachos and beer.
As Lagerkvist explains, the incident is just the latest in a long series of questionable spending decisions by Christie, who talks a good game as a fiscal conservative but seems to enjoy living-it-up at the expense of taxpayers and his wealthy friends. Once considered a Republican frontrunner for 2016, Christie is now struggling to remain popular in his own state.
What would you buy with $80,0000 at NFL football games?