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REPORT: Christie Tapped Hurricane Sandy Contractors For Donations

Gov. Chris Christie, (R-NJ), delivers remarks at the Annual Legal Reform Awards luncheon on October 21, 2014, at the US Chamb
Gov. Chris Christie, (R-NJ), delivers remarks at the Annual Legal Reform Awards luncheon on October 21, 2014, at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington,DC. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Not for nothing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie carries an outsized reputation as an inexhaustible and prodigious fundraiser. Under his leadership, the Republican Governors Association -- which raises and spends money to bring more governorships into the party fold -- has harvested a record $102 million in the past year. This helps explain why many Republican candidates have been able to run competitive campaigns in traditionally Democratic strongholds throughout the country.

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