02/28/2013 01:55 pm ET

Mitt Romney Donates To Chris Christie Reelection Campaign

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave $3,800, the maximum donation possible, to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) reelection campaign, according to Politico.

The show of support comes after tension mounted between Christie and the Romney campaign during the 2012 election.

Christie repeatedly praised President Barack Obama for his response to Hurricane Sandy in the week leading up to the election. He also declined an invitation to appear at a pre-election rally for Romney in order to oversee the crisis. Romney commended Christie at that very same rally, citing the governor's devotion to his state in the wake of the storm.

Christie was excluded from this year's Conservative Political Action Conference for his "tone and attitude" on Hurricane Sandy relief, as well as his conservative record over the past year. Unlike the New Jersey governor, Romney was invited to address the conference. The surprise return to the limelight will mark Romney's first major appearance since his loss to Obama.

At a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Christie brushed off CPAC's snub. Christie said he wished conference organizers "all the best" and that he wasn't lacking "invitations to speak around the country," according to the Newark Star-Ledger.



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