The top GOP moments in 2012: Christie becomes national hero over Sandy

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Brick, N.J. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, after touring some of the region devastated by superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Brick, N.J. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, after touring some of the region devastated by superstorm Sandy.
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New Jersey Chris Christie  claimed superstar status over his response to the devastating Hurricane Sandy. Christie put aside the presidential campaign to shower the commander-in-chief for his responsiveness to his state’s needs in preparing for the storm. Christie himself came across as blunt, impassioned, and having an all-hands-on-deck attitude of picking up the pieces left from the storm.

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The top GOP moments in 2012: Christie becomes national hero over Sandy

Updated