New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) tells ABC that his praise and public appearances with President Obama in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy didn't contribute to his victory over Mitt Romney:
"First of all, I didn't help [Obama] win," Christie told Barbara Walters. "I was doing my job."
"The fact of the matter is President Obama won the election pretty comfortably… I was doing my job as I saw fit to do it. And I told the truth, like I always do. The president did step up and help tremendously in New Jersey."
When the two men flew in the president's helicopter Marine One to survey storm damage ahead of the election, Christie said he made his allegiance clear.
"I said, you know, I'm not voting for you," he told Walters. "And he said, 'I never thought you were.'"