Posted in U.S. & World News, Posted: Tue, May 28 2013 at 11:16 AM, Updated: Tue, May 28 2013 at 11:21 AM
President Obama will be back in New Jersey today to witness the clean-up and recovery after the destructive Super Storm Sandy hit the area.
Along with the clean-up costs, the attention is focused on the political impact of the trip.
Today, Mr. Obama visits the boardwalk with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, re-creating one of the most memorable pictures from last fall:
A republican governor touted as a 2016 presidential candidate, while praising the democratic president in the middle of a tough election:
"It's been a great working relationship," said Governor Christie.
Today, the focus is on recovery. The federal government has promised 50 billion dollars, most of it for housing and transportation.
That's a lot of that money to help small businesses like Bernadette Moore, who owns Marie and Paige's Pretzel Bar.
"We're gonna apply for the grants that Governor Christie has helped secure," said Moore.
Meantime, the state is spending $25 million dollars to push tourism just in time for summer.