E-mail: Christie team said no to grant application

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - December 10, 2009

The Record of Bergen County-Star-Ledger of Newark's Statehouse Bureau obtained a Nov. 19 e-mail from a member of Christie's transition team that asked the state Education Department not to request a grant from Washington.

The Education Department last week said it would not seek up to $400 million so the decision would be left for Christie.

Soon after, a Christie spokeswoman said the Republican governor-elect was "completely frustrated" that the state wasn't seeking the funds.

The Education Department announced this week that it would apply for the money.

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