Not everyone in Camden sees Christie as city’s savior

As Gov. Chris Christie potentially prepares to run for president, he has been talking a lot about how he has worked with Democrats to help turn around Camden.

But many in the city say it’s not as healed as Christie says.

Former Mayor Gwendolyn Faison also objects to Christie’s description of city government before he took over as corrupt.

She says she tried her best to help her city and was never marred by scandal. She also points out that the state controlled the city government through most of her tenure.

Since Christie became governor five years ago, Camden County has taken over policing in the city and the state has taken over the schools. State tax incentives are also driving a boom in businesses coming to the city.

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