- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is downplaying an Arkansas U.S. Senate candidate’s vote opposing Superstorm Sandy relief while campaigning for him.

Christie campaigned for Republican Rep. Tom Cotton and Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Jonesboro on Friday.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor has criticized Cotton for opposing relief funding following the 2012 storm.

Cotton has said the $50.5 billion package included funding for projects that didn’t help storm victims. Cotton said he supports annual Federal Emergency Management Agency funding and the traditional disaster aid process.

Christie says he will never agree with Cotton on everything, but agrees with him more than Pryor.

Pryor spoke later in Little Rock and didn’t specifically comment about Sandy relief. He did say Arkansans don’t like out-of-state political figures telling them how to vote.

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