Rand Paul: Christie won because he got federal Sandy aid

November 14, 2013 / Written By Talking Points Memo

An ongoing feud between potential 2016 contenders bubbled to the surface again Wednesday when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took a pointed shot at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) use of federal funds for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Paul told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano that the federal funds helped Christie secure a resounding re-election victory.

“Well, his victory was, in large form, based on that he got a lot of federal money for his state,” Paul said, as quoted by CBS Philly. “The problem is…unlimited spending is sort of – you could call it moderate, or even Liberal, to think that there’s an unlimited amount of money, even for good causes."

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