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New Jersey - Dem: GOP's Christie May Have 'Prayed' For Storm

Published on: January 7, 2013 06:33 PM
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie comforts Kerri Berean whose home was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, November 3, 2012 in this handout image courtesy of the governor's office. REUTERS/New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen/HandoutNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie comforts Kerri Berean whose home was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, November 3, 2012 in this handout image courtesy of the governor’s office. REUTERS/New Jersey Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen/Handout

New Jersey - New Jersey’s Democratic Senate leader says Republican Gov. Chris Christie may have “prayed” for Superstorm Sandy to hit because it has given him cover for his failed economic policies.

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Senate President Stephen Sweeney says Christie’s jobs plan before the late October storm was a disaster and now the reconstruction will provide an economic boost through thousands of construction jobs.

The storm killed people in 10 states but hit New York and New Jersey the hardest, flooding neighborhoods and destroying homes.

Sweeney said at a Monday press conference he guesses Christie “prayed a lot and got lucky because a storm came.” The state’s most powerful elected Democrat immediately apologized for his remark.

Republicans call Sweeney’s comment “way out of line.”

The South Jersey lawmaker also said at the event he’s thinking about getting into the governor’s race.


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 Jan 07, 2013 at 07:17 PM victorg Says:

Serves Christie right. This is his payback for turning on his party and supporting Obama

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 07:30 PM ExpatriateOwl Says:

Did Christie really want the storm to hit New Jersey? Fat chance!

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 07:47 PM A Says:

That's just a very nasty thing to say. I think it's obvious to anyone no matter their politics that Gov. Christie absolutely loves his home state and was devastated by the harm Sandy did to New Jersey. The comment made by Mr. Sweeney says more about him than about Christie.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 08:59 PM Geulah Says:

It's about time for all of us in the electorate to look at the person in the mirror and ask ourselves why we'd want any of these illiterate, self-centered, self-aggrandizing, obnoxious, odorous malcontents to be running our goverment instead of stamping out license plates for cars. What a joke and it's both parties.

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 Jan 08, 2013 at 08:48 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

As said above, a nasty comment that was uncalled for.

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 Jan 08, 2013 at 09:33 AM unbelvbl Says:

I love this! You thought you gona cozy up to the Dems, so you'll have the best of both worlds. Ouch!

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 08:24 AM Materetsky Says:

What a sick thing to say-- that he wanted people to suffer and in some cases even die for political reasons.

That's way too personal.

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