New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a press conference on Washington Street, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Hoboken, New Jersey. About 1 million homes and businesses across New Jersey are still without electricity due to Superstorm Sandy on Sunday, and officials say many of those customers may not have service restored until Wednesday. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)
KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s famously tough-talking governor finally got a hug from his longest-running unrequited love.
Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery. Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day. Christie had been discussing storm-related matters with President Barack Obama when Obama handed the phone to Springsteen, who was traveling with him as part of a campaign trip.
Christie also said he got a hug from Springsteen at Friday’s benefit concert for storm victims.
The famously liberal Springsteen had never previously acknowledged the Republican governor. Christie considers himself among The Boss’ biggest fans and has attended more than 100 of his concerts.
Christie has praised Obama’s handling of the storm, while continuing to back Mitt Romney.
Christie says he wept at home after meeting his idol, calling it a major highlight during a tough week.