Mass. congressman didn’t know Christie was running for governor

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.) has been one of U.S. Chris Christie's harshest critics at today's hearing, but

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.) has been one of U.S. Chris Christie's harshest critics at today's hearing, but he apparently didn't realize the full extent of the event's political implications.

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"I had no idea until today that you were running for governor," said Delahunt, who made his opening statment saying that Christie's assignment of a federal monitoring contract to John Ashcroft "reeked" before he found out.

The two spent a good amount of time during the hearing talking over each other, with Delahunt admonishing Christie to follow House rules.

Delahunt said that Christie's hiring of Ashcroft, his former boss,"really creates a problem of appearance."

New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states with gubernatorial races this year.

Mass. congressman didn’t know Christie was running for governor