President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will renew there ‘special relationship’ next week when the pair meet to give the Jersey Shore a boost with a post-Memorial Day visit to showcase recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
The White House says the president will tour the coastline with Gov. Christie on Tuesday and speak about the need to expand economic opportunities for middle-class families hit by the storm. He also plans to meet with business and home owners who have benefited from the recovery.
Obama and Christie were a picture of bipartisanship after Sandy hit in October. Gov. Christie’s favorable words and photo opportunities helped give the Obama a useful boost just before last year’s presidential election and lost Christie some friends amongst his fellow Republicans.
He kept up his praise of the president last month when he said Obama ‘has kept every promise he’s made’ about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.