NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former campaign staffer for Republican Gov. Chris Christie is among upcoming witnesses at the federal trial of two former Christie allies charged with causing traffic jams in a political revenge plot against a Democratic mayor.

Matt Mowers could testify for the prosecution on Thursday.

Mowers worked on Christie's 2013 gubernatorial campaign and later for his unsuccessful presidential campaign.

Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive Bill Baroni are charged with closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie.

This week, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich (SOCK'-uh-litch) testified Mowers sought his endorsement for several months leading up to the election.

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