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DNC Chairwoman: Christie win was about personality and Superstorm Sandy

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday she does not think the Democratic Party missed a chance to take a swipe at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before he swept to victory late Tuesday.

More than once, the Florida Democrat and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” that the Garden State race was simply about two things: “A big personality and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.”

Mr. Christie has made the post-Sandy rebuilding effort a primary focus of his tenure in Trenton, a theme he addressed once more during his victory speech upon re-election.

His landslide in a traditionally blue state and Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s win in Virginia has led to recriminations on both sides of the political ledger, with some pundits suggesting top Republican operatives and donors left GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli out in the cold in a close race.

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