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Christie tries to move past scandal with comedy


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s latest appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” gave the potential Republican presidential contender the chance to show off his dance moves — and put the traffic scandal in his rear-view mirror.

Christie poked fun at himself and the George Washington Bridge furor on Thursday night during his first late-night appearance since the story broke several months ago.

He and Fallon demonstrated dorky, middle-aged dance moves in a comedy bit called “The Evolution of Dad Dancing.”

Members of the Christie camp say the appearance showed off Christie’s sense of humor and “down-to-earth” personality.

They reject any suggestion the footage could come back to haunt him if he decides to run.