September 19th, 2009
12:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Christie mocks Gov. Corzine in new ad

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="New Jersey voters head to the polls on November 3."]
WASHINGTON (CNN)– One day after the Republican Governors Association unleashed an attack ad on Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, his challenger for the job, Chris Christie, released his own commercial saying the New Jersey governor was out of touch with his own state.

"Recently, Governor Jon Corzine had some advice for those looking for a job in New Jersey," the ad says as it cuts to a clip of Corzine explaining if residents want to see a "real unemployment rate" they should look at North Dakota.

"That's right, 'go to North Dakota,' the announcer says sarcastically in the minute-long radio ad. "Leave New Jersey, the Giants or the Eagles, the Shore or the Cities, and go to North Dakota."

The race for New Jersey governor has become heated in the final months, with both campaigns out with several attack ads.

The latest Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll conducted September 8 through 10 shows 53 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable view of Corzine, while 30 percent have an unfavorable view of Christie.

When matched head to head, Christie has maintained a steady lead in the polls. However, Corzine has been gaining ground in recent weeks.

New Jersey voters head to the polls November 3.

UPDATE: Corzine spokesman Sean Darcy released the following response to the latest ad:

"New Jersey's most recent employment numbers showed another increase in private sector job creation with a decrease in public sector jobs. Christie continues to be wrong when it matters most, rejecting federal stimulus funding that would result in the loss of 35,000 teacher jobs and saying he would cut 20,000 public sector jobs. Christie's Bush economics would result in New Jersey's unemployment rate skyrocketing to 10.9% and a $2 billion property tax increase state-wide."

Filed under: Chris Christie • Jon Corzine
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Debra R

    Why insult the people of North Dakota at all? I am sure they don't want either of these Jersey bums fouling up their wonderful, friendly state.

    September 19, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. centerleft

    The good people of NJ if you want to go back in time vote for Christe. If you want to go in future than vote for Corzine. President Obama is moving the US lite years in the Future and NJ has to help lead the way.

    September 19, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. disgusted

    Do we have any adults in politics? Anywhere?

    September 19, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. ComradeObummer

    Corzine is just another corrupt politician.

    It's time to vote him out...........

    Don't leave another corrupt politician in office.

    September 19, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    Chris Christie any day of the week because he has no connection to Obama economics.

    September 19, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |