Christie ‘will continue to push and shove’ power companies to restore electricity

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Republican Gov. Chris Christie updated New Jersey residents Sunday on progress toward getting their electricity rertored after Hurricane Sandy.

“We won’t stop until every last resident has their power back on,” he said.

“I was on with the utility company CEOs this morning at 9:30. I’ll be on again at 5:30 this afternoon and we are going to continue to push and shove and use my type of gentle persuasion — and you know that I’m able to do that: very subtle, gentle persuasion — to try to bring them along.”

Christie informed residents that there are currently 11,000 utility workers on the ground in New Jersey, with 8,000 of them coming from out of state and taking advantage of FEMA housing.

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