Jan.13 - Federal authorities look at Chris Christie's use of Superstorm Sandy aid. Jennifer Davis reports.
Embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing new questions as federal authorities launch an investigation into how he spent Superstorm Sandy relief funds. At issue - a taxpayer funded Jersey Shore marketing campaign that included a television commercial that put Christie and his family in the spotlight during an election year. That ad cost $2 million more than a competing bid that didn't feature the Governor. New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone Jr, a Democrat, says he requested the review. (SOUNDBITE) REP. FRANK PALLONE, JR, NEW JERSEY CONGRESSMAN "I don't think there's any question that this was an effort to promote him. The problem is; it was tax money that could have been used, that could have been used for other Sandy purposes. I represent the area hardest hit by Sandy - people still looking for money. I think it smells." Christie, a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, is already facing questions for another controversy. It involves accusations that his staff used lane closures at the George Washington Bridge as a means of political revenge against a local politician.