Podcast: Major NJ GOP fundraiser Lawrence Bathgate going for Jeb

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves while being introduced before speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves while being introduced before speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Attorney Lawrence Bathgate is a former finance chair of the Republican National Committee. He talks about vacations with the Bush family in Kennebunkport. President Ford, John McCain and the first President Bush were guests at his Bay Head home. Rumor has it he owns Thomas Jefferson’s table.He knows Christie personally. But he’s supporting Jeb Bush. Among the issues that bother him? Sandy recovery. “New Jersey’s done a terrible job,” he says. “The people they hired were the wrong people.”

New Jersey Public Radio and NJ Spotlight reporter Scott Gurian recorded a lengthy sit-down interview with Bathgate and joins us on the Christie Tracker Podcast with the highlights.Also on the show:Christie is heading back to New Hampshire. We preview the trip with New Jersey Public Radio’s Emma Jacobs. And, Host David Furst is joined by NJTV’s David Cruz who considers the governor’s reaction to the indictment of Senator Bob Menendez and walks us through a little Hudson County corruption history.

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The Christie Tracker is a production of New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC and featured on NewsWorks every Wednesday.

 

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