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October 30, 2012

President Obama to tour storm damage in New Jersey

President Obama will join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday to tour storm damage in the state.

The White House says the two will talk with residents recovering from the storm, as well as thank first responders "who put their lives at risk to protect their communities."

The visit comes as Christie -- a onetime potential Obama 2012 rival -- has had nothing but good things to say about Obama's handling of the storm. Christie earlier today bristled at Fox host Steve Doocy when he asked Christie if Romney, whom Christie endorsed, would be touring New Jersey damage.

"I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested," Christie said. "I've got a job to do here in New Jersey that's much bigger than presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff. I have a job to do. I've got 2.4 million people out of power. I've got devastation on the shore. I've got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me."


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Belfor Winston Salem

it makes me wonder why they are saying that obama reacted too fast though it may just be a play for the keeping his role as president it gives me a little more hope in humanity that he cared enough to react quickly

Paulk Kersey

Very expensive photo op that diverts critical resources from where they are needed in order to provide security for the Nation's Mook.

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