President Barack Obama has won New Jersey to claim its 14 electoral votes.

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Obama's re-election campaign devoted little time or money to the Democrat-leaning state that was expected to remain in the president's corner.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie was the first governor to endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He raised millions for him during the campaign.

But Christie also heaped praise on Obama after Superstorm Sandy ravaged New Jersey's coast a week before the election. Obama toured storm-damaged Atlantic City with the governor last week.

Christie is considered a possible GOP presidential contender in 2016 if Romney loses.

 

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