October 13th, 2009
12:04 PM ET
5 years ago

Corzine hits Christie again on Bush, abortion, guns in latest spot

Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign released a new ad Tuesday called 'Expect'.
Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign released a new ad Tuesday called 'Expect'.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign released a new ad Tuesday that ties Republican opponent Chris Christie to former President George W.Bush, and to conservative culture war stands on social issues and gun control.

"What can you expect from Chris Christie? A governor who'll repeat the failed Bush economics," the announcer says.

The 30-second spot title "Expect," points to Christie's positions on abortion, stem cell research, and gun laws - a laundry list of Corzine's campaign trail attacks on his GOP challenger. "A governor who doesn't share our values. Chris Christie. Wrong when it matters most," the ad concludes.

A Farleigh Dickinson University survey released earlier this month suggests Corzine and Christie are now neck-and-neck among registered voters, 44 percent to 43 percent, with 9 percent undecided.

Voters in New Jersey head to the polls on November 3.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Jon Corzine
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. mjm

    I'll take Bush and his 5-6% unemployment over the failed policies of the last 9 months and 9.8% unemployment any day of the week.

    Obama WISHES he was Bush.

    Time may tell if Obama WISHES he was Carter. After all, they have the same prize, let's hope they have the same term limit.

    October 13, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. If you liked Bush, you'll love Chris Christie

    Why is Christie opposed to making specific recommendations to trim the fat out of the state budget?

    October 13, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. Bob in Pa

    The Progressive Democratic Party handlers have one thing in mind. Create two classes of people, no more happy middle class. It will be them who pull the strings and us who have no choice but to follow in lock step. This is why they want to make illegal immigrants legal. To overwhelm the middle class voters and give them complete control. They don’t care what we think, they just want power.

    They have already proven that they cannot cure hunger or poverty. Their control just means more of the same of whatever their current cause is.

    Want Independents to become a Democrats ?
    Dump the progressives, they are nothing but a mix of elitists and communists.
    Stop trying to solve every issue in the world – solve one, just one problem at a time.
    When we see you have resolved that issue in an efficient manner without affecting millions of other people

    October 13, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. Farrell in Houston

    Christie is part of the old regime and will continue the Bush policies.

    October 13, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  5. Joe in NJ

    Hey Corzine, rather than do nothing but attack Christie, why don't you list your achievements and accomplishments these past four years as Governor? Oh, that's right. I forgot. Most campaign ads are 30 seconds long and not 2 seconds, which is about all the time you would need to list anything worthwhile you've done.

    October 13, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. sarah

    excuse me, unemployment rates started increasing

    October 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  7. sarah

    according to the data collected by the bureau of labor statistics

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  8. Pat-Indy

    All the Dems are able to do is bash Bush. It's their only play in their playbook. He's been out of office for 10 months now, and by 2010 he'll be out of office for nearly 2 years. It's getting old. Yeah Bush was a dissapointment, but seriously, what has Obama done? The Blame Bush Game is only going to last for so long.

    October 13, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  9. republican

    obama is already the best president this nation has ever had...after his second term the country will vote to allow for a 3rd term, you'll see...the sad fear mongoring days are over, conservatives have been quieted by the rest of the world

    October 13, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Kenda

    Republican Christie loved George W. He rubber-stamped all the way. Enough said.

    October 13, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  11. Rog

    Yeah, failed policies by the Bush administration in that Bush failed to regulate the mortgage industry therefore letting it collapse...It certainly NEVER could have been his pal Barney Franks or Dodd or Maxine Waters who actually blocked any legislature efforts to regulate Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac in 2001 AND in 2003. These facts seem to be swept under the rug for some strange reason....

    October 13, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  12. Jane

    LEAVE PRESIDENT BUSH ALONE, IDIOT – you will wish you had him back before all of this mess is over. President Bush was and is a class act – he has more character than Obama will ever have. Obama should have been a Movie Star not a President.

    October 13, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. Kyle

    Republican Christie would cozy up to George W. again if he thought he'd grap a few votes from it. Christie will say and do anything to attract a vote.

    October 13, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  14. Peter s

    Attack the republicans but calling their slyness and deceit and you will win back your seat!!. " Just go you cant degrade women and then ask for their vote"

    October 13, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  15. Ashamed

    "A governor who doesn't share our values. Chris Christie. Wrong when it matters most,"

    So, from the ad am I to assume that Corzine thinks it's OK to rip potential members of society from the womb, then hand the remains over to a researcher? The only folks that should be allowed to carry guns are members of the gov't squads that the governor dictates approval of?

    From this I can infer that perhaps Christie has the evil notion that the good folks in New Jersey should keep more of their money and spend/invest on their own behalf instead of giving it to the state so they can dole it out to those they feel merit the stipend.

    How could anyone align themselves with that kind of thinking?

    October 13, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. Bingo

    Last time I checked, President Bush isn't running for Governor of New Jersey. When are the Democrats going to stand for something instead of just saying "Bush is Bad, it's all his fault!"? The current international and national situation is all on President Obama's watch - quit trying to blame President Bush.

    October 13, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  17. Barry In Las Vegas

    The Democrats still haven't figured out what the American People already know – Bush isn't in office anymore Obama is. They are not going to win running against Bush – and they are running away from Obama.

    October 13, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  18. gt

    george soris hinchman... corzine will stoop to new lows,,, how sad,,,,

    October 13, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  19. Scott, Tucson

    The blame Bush scenario is getting pretty old by now and it's not going to work, maybe Corzine might do well to readjust his campaign and blame Obama instead.

    October 13, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. MoStock3

    I'm From NJ. Democrats have ran the state for 10 plus years their is KNOWONE TO BLAME but the DEMOCRATS!! If Corzine would wake up and stop blaming everyone else for his mistakes and all out LIES during the last election!!

    October 13, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  21. Caesar the Great

    Last I checked the economy was doing much better before the Dems took control of Congress. Just saying.

    October 13, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  22. Robin

    If Corzine wins, then NJ deserves what it gets and I move to a red state.

    For the record...

    Abortion is legal and will continue to be legal. That being said, Taxpayers should not pay for them here or abroad.

    Stem cell research/treatment is unproven. I know a couple who had a doctore botch their child's delivery and the baby now has cerebral palsy. After 3 trips to the Dominican Republic to have the little girl injected with stem cells, there has been no change.

    Gun Control, Second Amendment, need I say more?

    October 13, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  23. Nick

    How do you distract the NJ public from focusing on your failures!? Attack, attack, attack, while offering not even a hint of a solution or even a glimpse of what the Corzine plan is. I know that the people of NJ are smart enough to see through this.

    What's worse is the Corzine Billboards in NJ; just a picture of Obama speaking and Corzine smiling behind him. Very appropriate and very telling: Add nothing, fix nothing and blame everything on someone else.

    Goodbye, Mr. Corzine.

    October 13, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  24. stormerF

    Corzine,Has never worked for a living,It appears he believes that a poor man can hire people to work for him. Rich people invest in their companies,by hiring people to work for them,So do corporations and large businesses. When they get a Tax break they expand their business,Only a Dumb A$$ like Corzine would Attack a Tax Cut for the People who create jobs.

    October 13, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  25. B

    People will continue to bash Bush, but fail to realize that it isn't by accident that we weren't attacked again after 9/11.

    Obama still believes the Presidency is a popularity contest, and Corzine's failed attempt to hang on to Obama's coat tail shows how much influence Obama doesn't have!

    October 13, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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