Corzine drops FOIA requests

Gov. Jon Corzine has dropped his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Justice for records relating to Gov.-Elect Chris Christie’s time as United States Attorney.

“The campaign has ended and the voters chose Chris Christie. The Corzine for Governor campaign will not be pursuing the FOIA’s any further,” Sean Darcy, who was communications director for the Corzine campaign, told PolitickerNJ.com last week.

FOIA requests do not automatically cease with the end of the campaign, and even two weeks past the election the Justice Department was still dealing with some pre-Election Day appeals from the Corzine camp over requests that the Department initially refused to fill. A source close to the Corzine campaign said the main outstanding request was for email communications between Christie and Bush strategist Karl Rove.

Corzine drops FOIA requests