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Sen. Rand Paul calls Chris Christie "the king of bacon"

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continue their war of words.

It started with the NSA, and now money and spending are the issues.

The latest beef is over claims that Paul is taking more federal money for Kentucky than Christie gets for New Jersey.

"This is the king of bacon talking about bacon," said Sen. Paul. "We have two military bases in Kentucky. And is Governor Christie recommending that we shut down our military bases? He wants to be this great champion of national defense. What does he want to do, shut down military bases in Kentucky?"

Christie says Kentucky gets back more than $1.50 for every dollar its sends to Washington, while New Jersey gets back about 60 cents.

Both men are considered possible contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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