September 18th, 2009
02:06 PM ET
14 years ago

RGA calls Corzine a 'failure' in new ad

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican Governor's Association launched a new attack ad Friday calling Gov. Jon Corzine a "failure" to the state of New Jersey.

"New Jersey pays more in property taxes than anyone else in the country," the 15-second spot says. "And seems to get more than our share of corruption than anyone else in the country."

"Corzine, tax, waste debt, failure," the ad concludes.

While the RGA would not disclose the size of the buy, "Corzine Failed," will air on broadcast TV with "significant points behind it," according to RGA communications director Mike Schrimpf

In response to the ad, Corzine spokesman Sean Darcy likened Christie to a continuation of Bush economic policy—which favored tax breaks for the wealthy.

“While Governor Corzine has provided almost seven billion dollars in direct property tax relief for New Jersey residents, Christie embraces the Bush economic policies of more tax breaks for big corporations and the very wealthy – which slashes the exact revenue the state spends on property tax relief,” Darcy said in a statement. “Christie also said he would have rejected President Obama's stimulus funds for New Jersey, which would lead directly to a $2 billion property tax increase.”

Democrats say Corzine has pulled even with GOP opponent Chris Christie among registered voters, while Republicans point out that Christie maintains a healthy advantage among likely voters in the state - though that edge dropped into the single digits in a Monmouth University/Gannett survey released earlier this week.

The poll, conducted between September 8 and 10 shows Christie leading Crozine 47 percent to 39 percent, with 5 percent polling for Independent candidate Chris Daggett.

Filed under: Jon Corzine
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Farrell in Houston

    Republicans can add Sarah Palin, Mark Sanford, Rick Perry, Guiliani, Ensign, Spitzer and the list goes on and on. Why do Republicans put out ads that just come back and bite them in the you know what.

    September 18, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  2. Peter

    Do the Republican have any moral authority to talk about any economic related issues, after they tanked the economy???. These guys are not sincere period!!

    September 18, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  3. Screwy

    Corzine and the Dems own NJ and all of its high property, 7%sales and income taxes.. not to mention Corzine will hike tolls on the GSP 800% if relected... there won't be anything that can stop him. He raised pay roll taxes, the sales from 6% to 7% added a new pay roll tax on every NJ employee to pay for paid leave entitlement.

    You NJ people are so stupid.. u vote democrat like zombies eat brains.

    to blame Bush for NJ is psychotic. Can the Democrats, who have ran NJ into the ground for the last two decades be held accountable for anything? If not... why have a state Government at all?

    September 18, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  4. Patrick

    New Jersey needs a change and we needed yesterday.

    September 18, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  5. HUGO

    Obama in 2012, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha!

    He has lost the Independents and will continue to lose as his failed policies home and abroad begin to harvest their reward. Inexperience and radicalism you can believe in! conomy will continue to tank out (for all you that think the market is the economy, never mind) inflation will soon creep in and whala, JIMMY CARTER, C'MON DOWN!

    September 18, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
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