LITTLE FERRY, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't appear to want his war of words with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to end anytime soon.
Christie fired back at Paul on Tuesday for Paul's remark that New Jersey has a "Gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude about federal aid for Superstorm Sandy.
Paul said at a fundraiser in Nashville on Sunday that Christie and New York Rep. Peter King — both Republicans like Paul — "are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense."
Speaking at a news conference to announce homeowner grants for northern New Jersey residents affected by Sandy, Christie said he "has nothing personal" against Paul but offered the following:
"I find it interesting that Sen. Paul is accusing us of having a "Gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude toward federal spending when in fact New Jersey is a donor state and we get 61 cents back on every dollar we send to Washington. Interestingly, Kentucky gets $1.51 on every dollar they send to Washington," he said.
"So if Sen. Paul wants to start looking at where he's going to cut spending to afford defense, maybe he should start looking at the pork barrel spending he brings home to Kentucky."
The spat between the two Republicans many consider potential 2016 presidential hopefuls began when they differed over warrantless surveillance programs. Paul is against them, while Christie says they are needed for national security.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana might do better to watch their weight, curb their smoking, and engage in healthier lifestyles.
While the debate roars on over the safety of electronic cigarettes, new data from a Kentucky hospital is causing some alarm.
A central Kentucky woman has pleaded not guilty to trying to sell her newborn to pay for legal expenses in another case.
A convicted child rapist, kidnapper and murderer known by many as "the monster under the bed" is ineligible for parole, Montgomery…
Elizabethtown police say a man was accidentally shot in the leg while using a restaurant bathroom in the central Kentucky city.
Montrezl Harrell scored 20 points and No. 7 Louisville beat Louisiana-Lafayette 113-74 on Saturday.
Seth Collins of Lexington, Ky., is on a nationwide tour that Aaron Collins is carrying out in the name of his brother, who died in July…
Authorities trying to solve a distillery heist that netted cases of prized Kentucky bourbon have monitored websites and interviewed more than…
A fire official says about a dozen cats and dogs have died in a fire at a Whitley County animal shelter.
Henry Earl, the Lexington, Ky. man infamously known for being arrested more than 1,250 times spent Thanksgiving Day in the Fayette County…