September 23rd, 2009
02:03 PM ET
14 years ago

Corzine accuses Christie of 'throwing his weight around' in new ad

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The Corzine campaign accuse Christie of using his position to gain special treatment."]

WASHINGTON (CNN)– With 42 days before New Jersey residents head to the polls, Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign released a new ad Wednesday blasting Republican opponent Chris Christie for throwing "his weight around" as U.S. attorney to gain special treatment in the state.

"If you drove the wrong way down a one-way street, causing an accident and putting the victim in a trauma center...would you get away without a ticket?" the announcer says in the 30-second spot. "Chris Christie did....

"If you didn't pay your taxes, ignored ethics laws - would you get away with it?" the ad continues. "Chris Christie. One set of rules for himself. Another for everyone else."

The ad, titled "If", is the latest attempt by the Corzine campaign to accuse Christie of using his position to gain special treatment. It debuts the same day the Democrat's campaign unveiled billboards statewide looking to capitalize on President Obama's popularity there.

The billboards feature Corzine standing behind Obama at a podium. "Keep it going" the billboard reads. "Obama Corzine."

New Jersey residents will head to the polls on November 3.

Filed under: Chris Christie • Jon Corzine
soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. chris

    where exactly does corzine make any reference to his weight? you put it in quotes in the lead paragraph, but do not put any context around it or show who said it, where it was said, or anything like that.

    September 23, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. JonDie

    The advantage of electing Christie is that New Jerseyians will know from the get go that their governor is a crook.

    September 23, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Kevin

    If you were going over 90 miles per hour on the Garden State Expressway, getting into a major accident, and having to go to the hospital...would you get away with only getting a ticket for not wearing a seat belt? Jon Corzine did!

    September 23, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  4. Idiot_Pelosi

    CORZINE is a proven crook.

    Say Hello to the Unemployment Office.

    September 23, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Deep Throat

    Corzine was hurt driving without his seat belt on...can you say

    September 23, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Sick of Dirty Obama

    Corzine who? The king of Goldman Sachs Corzine?? The same Goldman Sachs that robbed all of US of $100's of billions, that received sweetheart deals from Geithner and the Treasury??


    Corzine is as dirty as Blago, Rahmbo, Reszko, and Dirty Obama himself.

    Corzine is done.

    September 23, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Kevin in Ohio

    Desperation. Attack ads are hallmarks of the democrat scum.

    September 23, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. victim of republican greed

    Why do you wingnuts want a Bushie like Spiro Christie to win the govern's race?

    September 23, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. Vigla

    Again with the seatbelt... IN NJ YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR A SEATBELT IN THE BACK SEAT! PERIOD! It is not illegal! Is it dumb? Sure. Just not illegal. So wingnuts, GIVE IT UP ALREADY!

    Worry about your own southern state and leave NJ politics to NJ residents. Thank you very little.

    By the way, Corzine will probably win re-election because Christie is a Bush clone. We all know that Bush is despised in this state. The polls are pulling even. Wait and see.

    September 23, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  10. John in Camden

    Corzine is so desperate! He is going to lose, and New Jersey is going to win–with Chris Christie!

    September 23, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Vigla

    Oh, and Christie hasn't floode the airwaves with negative ads... You hypocrites amaze me. That means you, aneanderthal, Freedom, and other numbskulls...

    September 23, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. Robert

    To answer the governor's question, if you drove on the wrong way you will obviously be cited or if you didn't pay your taxes the penalty will double. But the fact is that in the mind of these character, the law is made for the poor and powerless. So when the poor and powerless who are the majority go to the polls they shouldn't vote for people who made the law and don't obey it. I can't imagine a governor who will be drunk driving on a one way street or trying to evade taxes.


    September 23, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. Mike in MN

    I guess the Democrats plan here is to say that Christie is just as corrupt as Corzine so vote for the incumbent scum bag. And then bring Obama down even farther by putting Corzine on a billboard with Obama. Maybe it would help if they added Rangel, Murtha, Dodd, Pelosi and Reid to the billboard too. Maybe not.

    September 23, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  14. J in NJ

    BYE BYE Johnny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was it not Corzine who ordered his STATE TROOPER to drive in excess of 100mph on the NJ turnpike causing a horrible accident/ Why yes it was. Pot meet keetle.

    September 23, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  15. Vigla

    No, mjm, not the taxes. It's just that's where people were actually working for a living. Last I checked, unemployment is high everywhere. You wingnuts are as blind as bats.

    September 23, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |


    Please look into the Corruption Christie was into with Karl Rove I cant believe the Democrats have not exposed this the people of NJ Should know just how corrupt Christie is!

    September 23, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  17. joel palmer

    Only in the world of Republican politics would someone like Chris Christie be running for Governor

    What a joke

    September 23, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. Rob

    Corzine must think the people of New Jersey are idiots by running this ad. Wasn't he the one who was in a car barrelling down the road at over 100 MPH, severely injuring himself and others.

    Corzine is a prime example of a Dem that has to go. Well most of 'em do. Corzine this year, Pelosi and Reid in 2010, and Obama in 2012.

    Bye bye Dems

    September 23, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. Christian Values

    No surprise, Republicans are always cheating their constituents, their family and trying to kill people on the highways. This is par for the course when it comes to the Republican Mantra. They never own up to their horrible deeds.

    The difference between Hitler and a Republican? Hitler was atleast honest about how he felt.

    September 23, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  20. Doug, New Jersey

    Yeah, I get optimistic that maybe just maybe there is a chance that Croniezine will be voted out, but then I'm driving home from work and yet again I see someone make a right turn from the left lane and I realize that this state is filled with too much careless, selfish, narcissistic, hate-filled Obama-bot liberal venom.

    Causing an accident that didn’t need to happen but selfish careless liberalism once again created, sad reality is that this was a great way for Croniezine to show the average Jersey Mafia wannabe lib that they can relate with John, “yo he wun uv us, how u doin”.

    September 23, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  21. cl

    Vote No for Christie!

    Vote yes for Corzine!

    September 23, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  22. Steve the Soothsayer

    The people of both New York and New Jersey have what they deserve, i.e. poor government. They continually vote for obviously sub-standard candidates at most levels of government, then, even when their candidates fail, tend to blame the other party. It's time that the people of these states begin to demand excellence in their candidates, rather than settling for party-line parrots. The dumping of Corzine would be a fair start, even though his opponent is somewhat less than inspiring.

    September 23, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  23. Jim in Florida

    Corzine is indeed desparate and yes, corrupt.

    September 23, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  24. Buster

    Corzine and New Jersey are just a bunch of liberals who love to spend. MY HOME TAXES ARE 80% LESS IN MY STATE FOR THE SAME HOME. Wake up America, the money eventually RUNS OUT.

    September 23, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Given that I haven't heard a good reason why Christie spoke to Rove while still US Attorney, I am not inclined to trust Christie. The US Attorneyes are supposed to be non-partisan and follow the law. Did Christie stay out of partisan politics? It doesn't look like it now.

    As for those commercials that link Corzine with those that were nailed in a corrption round-up, how many were appointed or served the governor directly? I don't think a one did. There was the one who had his house and office raided; Corzine told him to quit. I can see that.

    September 23, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
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