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.
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.
Well it looks like to me Corzine is trying to use the Chicago Political dirty tricks bag that helps Obama.
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.
Corzine, hang it up. You are going to lose. Badly.
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.
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.
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?
If you've driven the state into the ground like Corzine, should you get away with it?
Go Chris Christie and BEAT Corzine. New Jersey need a Good Governor! Down with the DEM., they are nothing but crooks.
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?
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.
He is Bush guy we don't want any Hippocrates to govern us
...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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
Now Christie can explain that if he is elected, His MAJOR GOAL is to STEAL AS MUCH TAXPAYERS MONEY AS POSSIBLE.
ha,ha. corzine talks about ethics?????????
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.
Looks like Democrates calling the kettle black, hmmmm all the tax cheats are on the Democratic side, look who got caught.
"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.
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!
If they have a (R) behind their name.....I don't vote for em.
Since when does Corzine have the right to blast anyone on traffic violations? Is he blaming his own accident on Christie now?