October 14th, 2009
04:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama returns to NJ for late Corzine assist

President Obama will return to New Jersey next week for a late campaign trail appearance with Gov. Jon Corzine.
President Obama will return to New Jersey next week for a late campaign trail appearance with Gov. Jon Corzine.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama will return to New Jersey next week for a late campaign trail appearance with Gov. Jon Corzine, the Democratic governor's campaign announced Wednesday.

Obama and Corzine will appear at a rally at Faireleigh Dickinson University next Wednesday, October 21.

Over the summer, Corzine - one of the president's most active surrogates during the 2008 campaign - became the first Democratic candidate to benefit from a campaign visit since Obama took office.

Corzine could use a hand. He's clawed his way back from a chronic deficit, but remains in a dead heat with Republican opponent Chris Christie in the Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. Forty percent of likely voters in the state say they'll back the Democratic incumbent, with 41 percent supporting former Attorney General Christie. Twelve percent say they'll vote for independent candidate Christopher Daggett.

Corzine's campaign stressed his Obama ties early, with ads and billboards featuring the two men together. "Keep it going" read one billboard unveiled earlier this year. "Obama Corzine."

Obama's appearance next week with Corzine will come the day after he is expected to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York City.


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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. AZ Jake

    Hey Mr. President, Conan O'Brien would like you to give his best regards to Newark Mayor Cory Booker ... lol

    October 14, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    Trying to save crooked Corzine. Birds of the same feather.

    October 14, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  3. tarheel

    People in America need to wake up and hopefully they will start in NJ. Do you really want to re-elect someone like Corzine.? Have you drank that much Kool-Aid? I understand why the "Urban Population" will vote heavily for Corzine in order to continue getting free handouts from Obama and the Democrats. But surely the rest of NJ wants better for their state.

    October 14, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. A 50-year Democrat no more. Now an independent with brains.

    DOes Obama ever do any work for us the Citizens of the United States. Iso you brothers tell me what it is?

    October 14, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  5. Big Gay Sniffit

    ...and yet he still has taken more than twice as long to visit tsnami ravaged (American owned) Samoa than Bush took to visit New Orleans after Katrina...

    October 14, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  6. BK

    At least the Indenpendents and the educated Democrats are starting to wake up and see Obama is all talk. Its about time.

    October 14, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
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