Rand Paul: Christie Used Sandy Aid to Boost Re-election

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Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 08:25 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won his landslide election because he was able to get massive amounts of federal aid for his state after superstorm Sandy hit, says Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul.

"His victory was, in large form, based on that he got a lot of federal money for his state," Paul told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano, reports The Washington Post.

"Unlimited spending is sort of — you could call it moderate, or even liberal, to think that there’s an unlimited amount of money, even for good causes."

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The two men, both considered top candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination have been involved in a war of words for weeks. Paul has been accusing Christie of also using the money intended for hurricane relief to run ads for his own campaign, claiming Christie wanted to get the money without any questions being asked.

"If you’re a conservative Republican, the federal government will be involved in certain things," Paul told Giordano. "When you spend money — particularly when you’re a trillion dollars in the hole, it shouldn’t be just this ‘gimme, gimme, gimme all my money’ without any considerations or strings. It should be, yes, this is why it’s necessary, but this is also why I'll cut spending somewhere else."

Just last week, Paul told Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg Show the GOP needs people like Christie. "There's room in the Republican Party for moderates, like Chris Christie. They seem to be the only ones that are winning in the Northeast," he said.

However, he suggested there was little chance of Christie winning the GOP presidential nomination.

Christie has also fired some opening shots of his own at Paul, criticizing him for opposing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

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