Christie fields ‘Bridgegate’ questions in Mississippi

In his first public appearance since Friday’s indictment of two of his former allies in “Bridgegate,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie glad-handed patrons at Primos Café in Flowood.

“Keep talking straight,” a Primos diner encouraged Christie as he and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant toured the restaurant.

Christie, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, spoke at a private Mississippi GOP fundraiser earlier Tuesday. He then visited Primos to stump for Bryant, who inadvertently referred to him as “Governor Perry” at the start of a brief press conference.

Christie briefly fielded a couple of questions about the George Washington Bridge scandal – repeating his insistence he had nothing to do with it. On Friday, a Christie ally pleaded guilty to federal charges while indictments were unveiled against Christie’s former deputy chief of staff and a former port official.