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Christie campaign's legal fees exceed cash in bank

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 2013 re-election campaign owes more in legal fees than it has on hand, meaning it will need to resume fundraising to pay lawyers.

A finance report filed with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission last week shows the campaign has $157,000 but owes two law firms $264,000. The firms helped the campaign comply with subpoenas from the U.S. attorney's office and a legislative committee.

Both investigations are looking into politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year.

In February, election regulators gave Christie's campaign permission to spend beyond the normal campaign limit and raise more money if needed to comply with the subpoenas. But they said campaign funds could not be used for any staffers' legal defense.

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