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

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/13/art.joncorzine09.gi.jpg caption="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. Patrick

    I'd love to have Bush still be President. Corzine shows he is bankrupt of ideas by trying to go down that road.

    October 13, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I have to say that there is nothing new with Christie. I see the same old Republican lines of cutting taxes (on who?); cutting spending (of what?) and reducing regulation. All of these things don't seem to do much because the don't really do much in the way of cutting spending because everyone needs the services they would cut first. The tax cutting doesn't really spur growth; it only leaves larger gaps in the budget to fill later.

    October 13, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Bush saw a net gain of 2 million jobs in 8 years, a pathetic performance. Its going to take a LONG time to undo the damage done by his reign of error. As far as NJ is concerned, Christie has not yet made the case as to why he should be governor and what he would do. If he cannot, he will lose.

    October 13, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, North Carolina

    Christie's tepid support for the Second Amendment has been a disappointment to many–it doesn't seem like a particularly effective issue by which Corzine can differentiate himself from the man.

    October 13, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  5. Eric in Denver

    What a suprise a democrat bashing Bush to try and gain votes. Sounds a little bit like Barack. The problem here is that talk is cheap and the results by Corzine in the past show his true colors. Eventually the libs need to run on something other than Bush Bashing. I think that is why they will be crused over the next few election for having no opinion other than to bash Bush. If you live in New Jersey and have been victimized by this jokers bad decision you need to send him a message by voting him out of power.

    October 13, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. Dennis

    Why doesn't Corzine point out just how well his policies have helped the state of New Jersey? Oh, I guess he doesn't have much to run on.

    October 13, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Chris looks like he needs an apple in his mouth for Thanksgiving!!!!!

    October 13, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  8. Republicans Hate America

    At this point in Bush's presidency, we had the WORST attack on American soils. No attacks on Obama's watch and 80% of Economists say the recession is over. Just sayin....

    October 13, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  9. Brett

    What a joke, trying to use the same Bush attacks as Obama.

    October 13, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. mel

    Corzine will be a better choice for re-election and hope that he
    can change to make this better for his state such as providing
    more jobs for individuals in his state and asking everyone involved
    to help employed peoples to help the employment percentages
    down. This comes with everyone help,not change indidvidual such
    your present governor.

    October 13, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. JJ from NJ

    I'm an independent, and I don't like neither of these guys. What choice do we have, when we have to choose between two morons...???

    October 13, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. Scott from Tennessee

    Anyone that supports the Bush policies, there's got to be something wrong with them. This is someone that almost put us in a depression because of supporting only a few rich people that was so greedy, they couldn't see straight. Bush only tricked the religous right, because he said what they wanted to hear, but he did the opposite. I'm glad he's not acting President anymore!!!

    October 13, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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