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Christie: Relationship with NJ Senate pres 'fine'

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm •  Published: January 9, 2013

Sweeney immediately apologized for the remark, but maintained that Christie is using the storm's aftermath "to paper over his failure to lead on issues like job creation, economic growth, women's issues, health care and housing."

"Steve and I are fine," Christie said Wednesday, adding that they can still work together even though Sweeney says things that anger Christie, "and vice versa."

Christie also said the fist-bump he and Sweeney shared at Tuesday's State of the State speech had no significance other than that Sweeney is sick and didn't want to infect the governor by clasping hands.

"It's not like our secret handshake," Christie said.

"That might mean the status of our relationship is better than I thought," Christie said, adding that if Sweeney were truly mad at him, he would have shaken his hand in the hope of making the governor ill.


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