Gov. Chris Christie's 110th town hall appearance proved to be a relatively subdued one as audience members focused primarily on Sandy recovery.
The New Jersey governor's public question and answer session at Middletown VFW Post 2179 Thursday was his first since the George Washington Lane Bridge closure scandal unraveled in January. However, Christie didn't field any questions on the controversy during the 90-minute appearance.
Most of the audience questions touched on Sandy funding issues in an area hard hit by the storm.
Christie voiced frustration with federal program rules he said have held up the recovery process.
"FEMA is the new F word," Christie said, critiquing the federal government's handling of the National Flood Insurance Program.
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