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Christie's Stronger Than The Storm Jersey Shore Post-Sandy Ad Cover Up | New Republic

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting, Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the YMCA of Burlington County, in Mount Laurel, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) | AP

When there is still snow on the ground past St. Patrick’s Day, thoughts turn longingly to the beach. Say, the Jersey Shore. Which in turn brings to mind the extreme yet comically ham-handed efforts of Governor Chris Christie’s administration to keep secret the process that led to the controversial selection exactly one year ago of a firm to run a $25 million ad campaign for last summer’s tourist season touting the Shore’s comeback from Superstorm Sandy.

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