Chris Christie: Springsteen Hugged Me and I Wept

Governor a huge fan, despite political differences

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 6, 2012 11:34 AM CST

(Newser) – They're both Jersey boys, but when it comes to politics, Republican Chris Christie and hardcore Obama campaigner Bruce Springsteen couldn't be more different. Still, that didn't stop the Boss from hugging the governor during NBC's Hurricane Sandy concert on Friday. "We hugged and he told me it’s official—we’re friends," says Christie, a huge Springsteen fan who has attended more than 130 shows, the Record reports. "I told the president today ... that the hug was great, and that when we got home there was a lot of weeping because of the hug," Christie adds. "Well, to be honest, I was the one weeping. Everyone else was fine." Christie expects to work with the singer as recovery efforts continue.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference.   (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Bruce Springsteen performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama at the Nationwide Arena on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.
Bruce Springsteen performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama at the Nationwide Arena on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.   (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
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