EDISON - Gov. Chris Christie has apologized for comments he made about North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello regarding the flooding caused by the weekend blizzard.

His apology came in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Christie referred to Rosenello as "one crazy mayor" and said “do you want me to go down there with a mop?” after responding to a question by a student with friends in the state.

The governor made those comments while campaigning in New Hampshire and now says he regrets it.

"I take heat for what I say all the time,” says Gov. Christie. “Sometimes deserved, sometimes not. I called the mayor this morning and I apologized to him. He's a longtime friend. And I just got carried away at a town hall meeting…he accepted my apology," said the governor.

The apology comes less than one week before the first contest of the presidential race, the Iowa caucus.