Chris Christie praises Obama's storm response

The New Jersey governor called the president's work "outstanding"

By Natasha Lennard

Published October 30, 2012 12:24PM (EDT)

Gov. Chris Christie (AP Video still)
Gov. Chris Christie (AP Video still)

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not been short on praise for the president and the administration's work helping states, like New Jersey, besieged by Hurricane Sandy.

“The federal government’s response has been great. I was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president, personally, he has expedited the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area,” Christie, one of Mitt Romney most reliable promoters this election season, told NBC's "Today."

In a separate appearance on "Morning Joe," Christie again praised the president's response to Sandy, “He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything,” he said.

Watch Christie's Today appearance below, via NBC: [h/t The Hill]

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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