October 6th, 2009
09:33 AM ET
5 years ago

Christie touts environmental endorsement

New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie Tuesday lands what his campaign calls a major endorsement.
New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie Tuesday lands what his campaign calls a major endorsement.

(CNN) – New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie Tuesday lands what his campaign calls a major endorsement.

Christie is scheduled to hold a press conference in Trenton to announce the New Jersey Environmental Federation's endorsement of his candidacy, according to a source close to the Christie campaign. The group is breaking with the Democrat in the race, Gov. Jon Corzine, whom they backed in the 2005 election.

The New Jersey Environmental Federation is a non-profit, action-oriented organization developing a growing coalition of community, environmental, student and labor organizations able to act on a broad range of environmental issues, according to a description on their Web site.

Corzine is facing a tough bid for re-election, but recent polls suggest he's recovering. Three survey's out over the past week indicate that the battle between Corzine and Christie, the former federal prosecutor in New Jersey, is basically a dead heat, with Independent Christopher Daggett grabbing a small percentage of the vote.

Another environmental organization, the Sierra Club, has endorsed Daggett, a former state Environmental Protection Commissioner.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Jon Corzine
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. yuri

    But we thought many a GOP member have utterly no faith in environmental changes.

    October 6, 2009 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  2. I can see Canada from my house!

    Any environmental group that endorses a candidate who is inclined to favor deregulation is a group that is astro-turfing. The Daggett endorsement makes more sense, but it shows how little environmental issues are impacting the race in NJ.

    October 6, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  3. Doug, New Jersey

    There are far too many evil people in this state for Christie to win. Most people in New Jersey have no morals or values, they actually take pride in being rude, mean, and putting lives at risk of people they don't even know. Just drive in Northern New Jersey for 5 minutes, you will see how liberal dominated the area is and just how liberal the people really are. To have such a total disregard for the lives of others and to exhibit a level of narcissism that makes it impossible for one to ever feel they are wrong, feel remorse, or actually take one second to really think about another human being is a person who simply cannot ever vote against the Democrat Party, the part of hate, intolerance, selfishness, double standards, and cronieism. Cronizine is very lib and the horrible people of this state see themselves in this evil man.

    October 6, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  4. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    Whichever one wins this race or loses this race will probably be doing the perp walk in the future. Face it New Jersey is a corrupt state controlled by the SEIU which is the new name for the mafia and they control both sides in this state.

    October 6, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  5. We Won Get Over It

    I don't know who would vote for that guy, his actions and his looks makes you think of the Sopranos....

    October 6, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  6. T'SAH from Virginia

    And? Jump Ship because something must have been promised to them... If Corzine WINS, is the NJ Environmental Federation going to work with him?????

    THIS MEANS NOTHING ... Corzine is catching up in the POLLS – polls that only poll REPUBS... the STATE OF NEW JERSEY will remain BLUE – just like the state of VIRGINIA!!!

    October 6, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  7. rr

    New Jersey, PLEASE re-elect Corzine! PLEASE!

    As a resident of Louisiana, we have had our share of corruption which made us a laughing stock, but now we're cleaning up, and all the corruption in NJ is making NJ the laughing stock, so PLEASE do not change course now! Keep Corzine! Keep your corrupt image in tact! It doesn't matter if you're worse off now than you were four years ago or if you're just as corrupt or more corrupt now than then, PLEASE do NOT change!

    October 6, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  8. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    to get inviromental indorsment all he has to do is shut his mouth for about 20 minutes. that will save some air for someone else to breath

    October 6, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This is really too little too late. I wonder what Christie has said to get their endorsement. I doubt that he would do it anyhow. Given how the state is oriented, it would be a really big surprise if Christie won and big. Daggett is too much of a wild card here and likely to take some of Christie's support.

    October 6, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  10. Liberals are Hypocrites

    The Sierra Club and the AARP have become nothing more than a Liberal money-making machine. I don't trust anything either of them says or supports.

    October 6, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  11. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Oink,oink,he could have been on the Sopranos if he werent a real member.

    October 6, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  12. Republicans are the American Taliban

    If the people of New Jersey elect ANY Repuplican to ANY office, they deserve every sad, fearfull, corrupt moment that it will bring to them. Candidates who embrace lies, fear, and hate as campaign tactics will bring all of that with them to their new job. You reap what you sow New Jersey!!

    October 6, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  13. jon,philadelphia

    If the people of NJ elect this crook they deserve what they get, Corzine is not great, but he's far better than Christie who wouldn't know ethics if they smacked him in the face.

    October 6, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  14. Jay T.

    Corzine offers nothing. But, since he is a Democrat and all Republicans save Ron Paul are unprincipled, I would have to vote for Corzine on principle.

    October 6, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  15. Randolph Carter, the real enemy of humanity

    I wasn't aware that there was any environment left in New Jersey. Hey, I kid!! No I don't. Have a nice day!

    October 6, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  16. Dan, TX

    At least we can get past the question of global warming. Yes it is occurring and yes, we are causing it. Yes the US is the biggest problem in the world.

    BUT, so what. Who says we are supposed to leave the world as good or better after we're gone. If it's a problem, our children and their children will deal with it. They'll have better technology. We should not spend money on global warming, we should spend money on education to learn how to make non-polluting energy cheaper, not to make polluting energy more expensive.

    Yes there's global warming. AND I OPPOSE spending any money to stop it. If it is the end of mankind, that is God's will.

    October 6, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  17. GEdwards

    Wow. First, Black Entertainment Television endorsing a Repub in VA, now an environmental group endorsing a Repub in NJ. What's next, Shaun Penn, Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore endorsing Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina in CA?

    The Dems sure know how to squander away power - good, because they need the same wake-up call that the Repubs got - it's about the citizens, NOT about their power or interests or buddies.

    October 6, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  18. LATINOS GOP

    Chris Christie will be the next Governor of the state of New Jersey. The State of New Jersey deserve a Governor who will work for the People. It is time for this Liberal Dem to go!!!!!!! Conservertive will win in New Jersey and take back our Country away from these Liberal Morons!!

    Christie will win in New Jersey just like McDonnell will win in Virginia!!

    October 6, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  19. D.

    The WH is meddling with all these local elections and issues (be it NJ 09 election, NY 2010 election, or the Olympics in Chicago, etc.). Looks like this WH looks at it like a great continuous political campaign that can probably last the entire four years of this administration. On the other hand, the WH does not have a policy and strategy regarding the Afghan war even though they put a general recently there (and it looks like for them this war started yesterday and not eight years ago). All priorities seem to be put on local politics and same old same campaign games, and not on governing this country.

    October 6, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |