6 November 2012 12:47 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It’s true: music really does bring people together. Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is renowned for his forcefulness, but he’s clearly a big softie at heart: the politician burst into tears last week after getting a hug from his icon (and ardent Obama supporter), Bruce Springsteen.

The governor has come into national prominence this past week after N.J. was battered by Hurricane Sandy, leaving thousands homeless and millions more without power. As of Tuesday, the state’s transit system remained in tatters and gas lines still stretched back twenty cars on the Garden State Parkway. Christie took it all in stride, »


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