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In this Jan. 16, 2014, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering of home owners in Manahawkin, N.J., who were affected by last year's Superstorm Sandy. Christie faces a big test this weekend following the eruption of a political scandal in his home state. He needs to reassure top financial donors that he’s addressing allegations of political payback in New Jersey and remains a viable presidential contender.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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In this Jan. 16, 2014, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering of home owners in Manahawkin, N.J., who were affected by last year's Superstorm Sandy. Christie faces a big test this weekend following the eruption of a political scandal in his home state. He needs to reassure top financial donors that he’s addressing allegations of political payback in New Jersey and remains a viable presidential contender. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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