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Chris Christie on the New Jersey Super Bowl Dan Leberfeld

The next Super Bowl is in New Jersey.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie can’t wait.

“There’s an economic boost, and that’s measurable, but also I think it’s a psychological boost,” Christie said. “I think by next February, you’ll see that New Jersey will have recovered a good amount from the storm, and it will be a good way to turn the page from being victims to being survivors and thrivers. And that’s what we’re going to be hoping to do by next February.

“They have sent staff people up to New Jersey to help us work through all the problems with FEMA and the other issues. They’re helping us with the Super Bowl, but more importantly, they’re helping us get back on our feet up there.

“Gov. Cuomo and I made a deal right at the beginning that we would not be fighting with each other; that as long as we thought things were distributed fairly, there would be no reason to fight, and it happened. The NFL has worked really closely, and I think New York and New Jersey are both getting a fair share of the pie here from the Super Bowl, so we feel really really good about it.

“Ours is going to be so good, they’re going to be begging us to take it again. If it’s going to be the first cold-weather Super Bowl, then it should be in our region, and we certainly want to do it the right way. Maybe get some of these other towns get a chance to do it, too.”

(Hat tip Newark Star-Ledger.)