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Democratic congressman praises Christie for putting ‘politics aside’ in aftermath of Sandy [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Reacting to New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s record approval rating, Democratic New Jersey Rep. Rob Andrews said he agrees with the way Christie is handling the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

“Overall, I have some questions, but on the storm, particularly, I do approve of the job he’s doing, because he put politics aside and tried to do the right thing for the people of the state,” Andrews, a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, told The Daily Caller at the Capitol on Thursday.

“I don’t agree with him on education or property taxes, but I do agree with the way he’s handling the storm.”

Christie’s 74 percent approval rating is the highest of any New Jersey governor in the 17 years Quinnipiac has conducted the poll.

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