Obama to NJ residents: 'We are here for you'
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - President Barack Obama is telling New Jersey residents devastated by a massive storm that "we're going to be here for the long haul."
Joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Obama inspected the devastation from superstorm Sandy, flying high over flooded neighborhoods and sand-strewn streets.
At a community center where people have taken shelter, Obama said one of his top priorities is getting power back on. Later he said at a news briefing that the hearts of all Americans go out to those families who have lost loved ones. He vowed those who have suffered losses will not be forgotten.
Christie said he and Obama have established "a great working relationship" to do the job they were elected to do.
Obama plans to return to the campaign trail tomorrow, with stops planned in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Former employee's arrest, superintendent's retirement prompt shake-up
OLOL picking up slack as BR General ER closes its doors
Proposed law could end suspensions, expulsions
Accountability to be key following Baker Schools Superintendent retirement
Public safety facing $7-10 million budget cuts