11/03/2014 02:57 pm ET

REPORT: Christie Tapped Hurricane Sandy Contractors For Donations

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Not for nothing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie carries an outsized reputation as an inexhaustible and prodigious fundraiser. Under his leadership, the Republican Governors Association -- which raises and spends money to bring more governorships into the party fold -- has harvested a record $102 million in the past year. This helps explain why many Republican candidates have been able to run competitive campaigns in traditionally Democratic strongholds throughout the country.

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