NJ Gov. Christie: Call from The Boss made me weep

NJ Gov. Christie: Call from The Boss made me weep

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HOBOKEN, NJ - NOVEMBER 04: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a joint press conference on November 4, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey. As New Jersey continues to clean up from Superstorm Sandy, worries are now growing for a new storm set to hit the state on November 7th. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 7:03 AM

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's famously tough-talking governor finally got a hug from his longest-running unrequited love.

Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery. Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day. Christie had been discussing storm-related matters with President Barack Obama when Obama handed the phone to Springsteen, who was traveling with him as part of a campaign trip.

Christie also said he got a hug from Springsteen at Friday's benefit concert for storm victims.

The famously liberal Springsteen had never previously acknowledged the Republican governor. Christie considers himself among The Boss' biggest fans and has attended more than 100 of his concerts.

Christie has praised Obama's handling of the storm, while continuing to back Mitt Romney.

Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.

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