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Obama delivers a vow in visit to hobbled New Jersey

President Obama toured hurricane-battered New Jersey by helicopter and on foot Wednesday, before resolutely vowing to bring the full power of the federal government to assist those whose lives were upended by Hurricane Sandy.

Taking one more day off the campaign trail, Obama spent the afternoon with Governor Chris Christie, meeting with emergency officials and visiting a shelter for people left homeless on the island city of Brigantine.

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