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Christie snubbed from CPAC over Hurricane Sandy aid

Why was Chris Christie really snubbed from the Conservative Political Action Conference? According to Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, the group that organizes CPAC, it was because the New Jersey governor backed things like the Hurricane Sandy aid bill and the Medicaid expansion.

Cardenas told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that Christie's harsh rhetoric against congressional Republicans during the time that they were blocking the Sandy bill was a dealbreaker. "This past year, we were disappointed with his take on the disaster relief bill," he said. "We're hoping that next year he will give us a reason to invite him again."

He added: "[Christie] made it very hard for Republicans in the Congress at a time when we were trying to deal with fiscal restraint."

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