President Barack Obama lost a game of "Touchdown Fever" with Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday as they toured a rebuilt part of the New Jersey shore exactly seven months after Hurricane Sandy wrecked the coast.
Obama and Christie took turns throwing the pig skin through a tire at the boardwalk arcade. The president was 0 for 5, then Christie nailed it his first try.
"One and done!" the Republican governor, who is running for re-election in the Democratic-leaning state, said after making his shot with the football.
"That's 'cause he's running for office!" Obama said.
Obama declared that the Jersey Shore is back and open for business, saying New Jersey residents are stronger than the storm that hammered their communities, causing at least $38 billion in damage.
During a stop in in Asbury Park, Obama said the job of repairing the damage isn't done. He said he came back to New Jersey in part to show he's still committed to putting the federal government to making the Jersey Shore stronger and more resilient than it was before.
Christie said everyone came together to focus on recovery because New Jersey is more important than any politics.
The coastal recovery is a big potential boon for the state, where tourism is a nearly $40 billion industry.