Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have struck up a bit of bipartisan peace, bonding over their love of their home state in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Christie is Springsteen fan who's been to more than 130 concerts, but The Boss has always kept distance because of the diverging political views. But while campaigning last week President Barack Obama prevailed upon Springsteen to chat with Christie on the phone from Air Force One, and the two men met during the televised benefit for Sandy victims on November 1. Christie told volunteers that he and Springsteen "hugged and he told me it's official -- we're friends...When we got home, there was a lot of weeping because of the hug." Christie says Springsteen promised to take an active role in SAndy recovery when he wraps up the latest leg of his Wrecking Ball Tour on December 6 in Glendale, Arizona.