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Obama and Christie's Jersey Shore Bromance

The bipartisan pair played arcade games and visited Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts.

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On Tuesday President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. Obama is traveling to the New Jersey to inspect Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts at the Jersey Shore. Though they hail from opposite sides of the political fence, Hurricane Sandy's devastation brought the two together, and they have since shared a long and distiguished bromance. Beware, Michelle and Mary Pat—there's photo evidence.

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If this was a first date, it would have been the cutest. On Tuesday, Obama and Christie took an afternoon stroll through New Jersey’s Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk to inspect rebuilding efforts. The two played the arcade game TouchDown Fever, and Christie valiantly gifted the teddy bear he won to the president.

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Obama and Christie spent a tough Halloween in Atlantic City, visiting the areas hardest hit by Sandy. After the hurricane, which killed dozens in multiple states and flooded miles of coastline, millions remained without power.

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It was a trying time, but at least Obama and Christie had each other. The two stared deeply into each other's eyes as they flew over the coast of New Jersey on October 31, 2012.

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When President Obama traveled to the Atlantic coast to visit the sites damaged by Hurricane Sandy, he teamed up with Christie and Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate (left) to meet with local residents. Here, they're greeted at Brigantine Beach Community Center.

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There's no mistaking this gaze, and hand-on-the-shoulder move, between Obama and Christie upon the president's arrival in Atlantic City.

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Obama holds court with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as they participate in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site's briefing on construction progress last summer in New York.

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Obama signs a steel beam as Michelle, Cuomo, Christie, and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg look on at the 1 World Trade Center site in New York in June.

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Christie and Obama walk together like old pals in Newark after returning from Paterson, New Jersey, and viewing damage caused by Hurricane Irene in the fall of 2011.

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The pair stroll to a press conference after visiting Irene's flood damage in Paterson.

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New Jersey's dynamic duo—Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker—greet Obama as he arrives at Newark Liberty International Airport in summer of 2010.

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Aftera day on the boardwalk on Tuesday, Obama and Christie walk to Marine One. The president and governor left for an appearance at Asbury Park, one of the many Jersey Shore communities brutally struck by Sandy. “I remember something Chris said back then. He said, ‘We cannot permit that sorrow to replace the resilience I know all New Jerseyans have,’” Obama told a crowd, “and it didn’t. You didn’t let it. You kept going.”