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(CBS/AP) New Jersey Gov. ChrisChristieis blaming the federal government for failing to allocate enough money to the state to fully recover from Superstorm Sandy.

At his first town hall since the governor became embroiledin a scandal over his aides' involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey residents were concerned not with Christie's political troubles, but rather with their own difficulty in securing aid to assist in their recovery after Superstorm Sandy. That was Christie's focus as well in his opening remarks, where he did not address the bridge scandal.

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