September 23rd, 2009
02:03 PM ET
5 years ago

Corzine accuses Christie of 'throwing his weight around' in new ad

The Corzine campaign accuse Christie of using his position to gain special treatment.
The Corzine campaign accuse Christie of using his position to gain special treatment.

WASHINGTON (CNN)– With 42 days before New Jersey residents head to the polls, Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign released a new ad Wednesday blasting Republican opponent Chris Christie for throwing "his weight around" as U.S. attorney to gain special treatment in the state.

"If you drove the wrong way down a one-way street, causing an accident and putting the victim in a trauma center...would you get away without a ticket?" the announcer says in the 30-second spot. "Chris Christie did....

"If you didn't pay your taxes, ignored ethics laws - would you get away with it?" the ad continues. "Chris Christie. One set of rules for himself. Another for everyone else."

The ad, titled "If", is the latest attempt by the Corzine campaign to accuse Christie of using his position to gain special treatment. It debuts the same day the Democrat's campaign unveiled billboards statewide looking to capitalize on President Obama's popularity there.


The billboards feature Corzine standing behind Obama at a podium. "Keep it going" the billboard reads. "Obama Corzine."

New Jersey residents will head to the polls on November 3.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Jon Corzine
soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. aneanderthal

    Did you all hear about the ringing and resounding endorsement Khaddafi gave Obama, wishing he could be president of the US forever, that following Fidel Castros praise for Obama in an earlier story, should tell us all what we need to know about this jerk president we have.

    September 23, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  2. Freedom

    Well it looks like to me Corzine is trying to use the Chicago Political dirty tricks bag that helps Obama.

    September 23, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. single mom

    I'm not sure which has more corrupt politicians – Illinois or New Jersey.
    Although, really, given the change in law to suit their own purposes, the ones in Massachusetts are giving those two states a run for their money.

    September 23, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Robin

    Corzine, hang it up. You are going to lose. Badly.

    September 23, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. leticia

    If I recall Corzine was the one who ordered his servant to drive him in excess of 100mph on the NJ Turnpike (for no reason other than he was the governor) while the little people had to stand aside, and then Prince Corzine wrecked, almost killing others. Aggorant putz. He and Obama are cut out of the same sordid mold.

    September 23, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. John Black Hills/SD

    Christie should understand that his irresponsible behaviors will be plastered across the national media where tough questions will expect answers that make sense. Christie might do better to consider working in the private sector where his humiliation will remain contained.

    September 23, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. Debra R

    Gee if it were in New York wouldn't this add apply to Rangel? Just asking?

    Wasn't Corzine the one who had a high speed accident and was not wearing a seat belt?

    September 23, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Dennis

    If you've driven the state into the ground like Corzine, should you get away with it?

    September 23, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. LATINOS GOP

    Go Chris Christie and BEAT Corzine. New Jersey need a Good Governor! Down with the DEM., they are nothing but crooks.

    September 23, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. mjm

    New Jersey is sitting at 9.7 unemployment and the Corzine thinks they should "Keep it going".

    I shouldn't talk. IL is 10%. What is it with blue states and unemployment? Could it be the taxes?

    September 23, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. Jack Abramoff

    Chris Christie used his position as US Attorney to prosecute political opponents and project political allies.

    Christie's politics are Karl Rove politics – bad for America and bad for New Jersey.

    September 23, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  12. haren

    He is Bush guy we don't want any Hippocrates to govern us

    September 23, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  13. Ryan

    ...but Christie is still winning by 7 points. NJ = Republican! VA = Republican!

    Sign of the times and the REAL CHANGE. 2010 is coming CNN – get ready – 2012 is next...

    September 23, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Isn't Mr. Conehead Corzine the dude who broke the seatbelt law in NJ? Oh well... he said it best himself – "One set of rules for himself. Another for everyone else."

    September 23, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. rob

    Hey CNN why don't you call this an ATTACK add? Why don't you point out that the Corzine camp has run nothing but attack adds or an add using an Obama speach praising him. He has no record of acheivement in New jersey just failure after failure so he wildly accuses Cristie of every sleazy thing he can. Corzine knows most media will cover for him and articles like this one are a perfect example.

    I will vote for a change in New Jersey in Nov. 2009 and....

    Nov. 2010 can't come fast enough.

    September 23, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  16. Christie = Karl Rove

    If Gov. Corzine wants to further address Christie's unethical behavior, he needs to run ads revealing Christie's inappropriate associations with Karl Rove, which are currently under investigation for ethics violations.

    The good people of NJ need to know before they vote.

    September 23, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Fat criminals are no problem in The Garbage State, so Master-of-the-Universe Corzine should also accuse him of being ugly and hating puppies.

    September 23, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  18. S M R

    Now Christie can explain that if he is elected, His MAJOR GOAL is to STEAL AS MUCH TAXPAYERS MONEY AS POSSIBLE.

    September 23, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  19. worriedmom

    ha,ha. corzine talks about ethics?????????

    September 23, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. John Canada

    So democrats want to get into PEOPLE NOT PAYING TAXES???? Really? So obama's Administration is exempt from this??? Democrats you really are small pathetic people that tell people do as I say not as I do.

    September 23, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. JOBLESS IN IOWA

    Looks like Democrates calling the kettle black, hmmmm all the tax cheats are on the Democratic side, look who got caught.

    September 23, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. Doug, New Jersey

    "If you didn't pay your taxes, ignored ethics laws — would you get away with it?"

    Well if we were to go strictly by the facts (that's your clue if you are a democrat to moveon.org) the answer to Croniezine's question here is you would qualify to be a member of the Obama administration.

    I just love it when a Democrat says the word ethics, if one has even a shred of ethics then they are disqualfied from the Democratic Party.

    September 23, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. Ally

    Haven't met a Republican yet who doesn't throw his weight around....just look at them lately! They think they are American's royalty!

    September 23, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. Meg

    If they have a (R) behind their name.....I don't vote for em.

    September 23, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  25. Wedge

    Since when does Corzine have the right to blast anyone on traffic violations? Is he blaming his own accident on Christie now?

    September 23, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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