Christie’s appearance Friday came amid new developments in a political payback scandal that has ensnared his administration. A former associate accused the governor of making inaccurate statements during a news conference on the scandal. Christie denied that.
The governor appeared at the Hammerstein Ballroom to wish Stern a happy 60th birthday.
Christie made way quickly for another New Jersey representative he said he knew the audience really wanted to see: Jon Bon Jovi.
The governor didn’t take questions while heading into the event.