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President Obama to tour storm-ravaged New Jersey with Gov. Christie

Obama will spend the afternoon visiting areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy before resuming his campaign Thursday.

Before President Obama resumes campaigning tomorrow in Nevada and Colorado, he is meeting with FEMA officials and traveling to hard-hit New Jersey, where he’ll survey damage with the state’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, who has campaigned on Romney’s behalf and was the keynote speaker at the Republican nominating convention.

The New Jersey stop allows Obama to illustrate a pledge he and Romney each has been making to swing voters in recent days: to work with leaders from the opposing political party for the common good.

In an interview yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Christie gave Obama “great credit” for his storm response so far. He said he’d spoken three times with Obama about the storm and “he’s been very attentive, and anything I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me.”

Asked whether Romney would go to New Jersey to tour storm damage, Christie said he didn’t know or care.

“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,” he said. “If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.”

He said on CNN last night that Romney called him Oct. 28 to check on the state’s situation.

 
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