NEWARK – Gov. Chris Christie will lobby Vice President Joe Biden for Army Corps engineering of the entirety of New Jersey’s 127-mile coast, an endeavor he estimates would cost around $750 million.
The governor said he wants to work with Biden on beach restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and hopes the Delaware-reared VP can advocate for New Jersey from within the Obama Administration.
Biden’s coming here on Sunday to tour the storm-ravaged Jersey Coastline.
Christie said those sections of shore engineered by the U.S. Army Corps fared far better than those lacking engineering.
“Compare Seaside Park, which is engineered, to Seaside Heights, which was not,’ Christie said.
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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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