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NJ Resident Offers Christie Mops Through GoFundMe Campaign

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By    |   Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 12:11 PM

Chris Christie's smart-aleck remark about personally mopping up after last weekend's monster snowstorm continued to haunt him Wednesday as an angry New Jersey resident started a GoFundMe campaign to send mops to the governor's mansion.

Kylie Osgood has raised $275 so far in his quest to shame Christie, who's been defensive about his absence from the Garden State after the blizzard to continue campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination.

"Instead of staying in the state and being a leader during a record breaking Blizzard, our governor has abandoned us for his presidential campaign," Osgood writes in his pitch to raise a total of $1,000.

"For his own personal gain, he abandoned the people that he promised to govern and lead. This is unacceptable of a leader and an embarrassment to the people of New Jersey. Let's join together by raising funds to mop up the mess we have in Trenton."

While Christie returned to New Jersey as the blizzard began, he left to go back on the campaign trail once the state's massive cleanup operation began. That prompted one heckler in New Hampshire to ask why he wasn't back home supervising the work.

"I don't know what you expect me to do. Do you want me to go down there with a mop?" a miffed Christie shot back.

"The fact is that we had all the roads cleared, we had New Jersey transit back up and for the people who did sustain some flooding, we had folks on the ground to evacuate them if they needed to be evacuated. No one needed to be evacuated."

Christie also ripped into Patrick Rosenello, the mayor of North Wildwood, whose community was damaged.

"I heard one crazy mayor down in south Jersey say this is worse flooding than Sandy. Here's the one thing you need to know about that mayor. His town didn't get hit by Sandy," Christie said.
 
Christie later apologized for the "mop" crack, insisting it was a joke, and said he was sorry to Rosenello, who told Fox 29 News, "It's just disappointing that a man … who wants to be president of the United States, would lower the discourse in a situation such as this."

The GoFundMe campaign pledges to send "as many mops as possible" to Christie.
So far, 31 people contributed in just 22 hours.

One commenter on GoFundMe, Jess DiPrimeo, said:

"I'm thinking instead of buying mops, the money might be better suited to help those who lost cars/belongings/houses etc. just a thought. We know Christie's an ass, but there's still people in need."

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Chris Christie's smart-aleck remark about personally mopping up after last weekend's monster snowstorm continued to haunt him Wednesday as an angry New Jersey resident started a GoFundMe campaign to send mops to the governor's mansion.
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