New Jersey governer Chris Christie: facing questions about a marketing contract awarded to a firm that charged $2 million  more than a comparable bid. Photograph:   Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Chris Christie’s troubles have continued to mount as New Jersey’s governor is being investigated for improperly using Hurricane Sandy relief funds to (...)

 Claims that New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration closed traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge (above) as payback against a political opponent were boosted yesterday after the publication of a series of incriminating emails. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie has been drawn more deeply into a growing controversy over the closure of lanes on a bridge linking Ne(...)

New York City Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio greets commuters while riding the R train from the Bay Bridge neighborhood of Brooklyn on his way to a campaign stop, in New York.

The election of two state governors in the US today may raise some telling pointers for the 2016 presidential race, Meanwhile, a Democrat will likely (...)