Obama to Tour Jersey Shore With Gov. Christie

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Gov. Chris Christie holds an acknowledgment from Guinness World Records that was presented to him on the Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday, hours after officially setting the Guinness record for longest ribbon-cutting ceremony. The cutting symbolically reopened the state’s shore for the summer season, seven months after being devastated by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Gov. Chris Christie holds an acknowledgment from Guinness World Records that was presented to him on the Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday, hours after officially setting the Guinness record for longest ribbon-cutting ceremony. The cutting symbolically reopened the state’s shore for the summer season, seven months after being devastated by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

President Barack Obama plans to give the Jersey Shore a boost with a post-Memorial Day visit to showcase recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

The White House says the president will tour the coastline with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday and speak about the need to expand economic opportunities for middle-class families hit by the storm. He plans to meet with business and home owners who have benefited from the recovery.

Obama and Christie were a picture of bipartisanship after Sandy hit in October.