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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie exits a state helicopter to attend his son's high school baseball game in Montvale, N.J., on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. State police say it costs $2,500 an hour to fly a state helicopter but that flying Mr. Christie to his son's game didn't cost taxpayers anything extra. (Patch.com via Associated Press)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie exits a state helicopter to attend his son's high school baseball game in Montvale, N.J., on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. State police say it costs $2,500 an hour to fly a state helicopter but that flying Mr. Christie to his son's game didn't cost taxpayers anything extra. (Patch.com via Associated Press)

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