October 19th, 2009
09:18 AM ET
12 years ago

Corzine gets some big name help

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/11/art.corzine0811.gi.jpg caption=" Corzine is set for some big-name campaigners this week."](CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine gets a helping hand from some big names this week as he fights for re-election.

Vice President Joe Biden teams up with Corzine Monday afternoon at a rally in Middlesex County Community College in Edison. It's the second time this month Biden has traveled to New Jersey to campaign with Corzine, a fellow Democrat.

Tuesday former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a Corzine rally at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Wednesday Presient Barack Obama is the main attraction, as he headlines a Corzine event in Teaneck. The rally will be the second time the president has joined Corzine on the campaign trail, but the first time since July. The Corzine campaign turned Obama's appearance at a rally in July into a television commercial.

Recent polls suggest that Obama remains popular in New Jersey. Those same surveys also indicate that Corzine has pulled even over the past month after trailing his Republican challenger, Chris Christie, the former federal prosecutor in the Garden State. According to recent polls, independent candidate Chris Daggett is making an impact, with support in the low double digits.

While no big name surrogates are scheduled to join Christie on the campaign trail this week, such top Republicans as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani have all teamed up with Christie on the campaign trail.

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Filed under: Jon Corzine
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Mitchell from MS

    You know the dems are in trouble when they continually have to send their " Big help" repeatedly to a state that has voted Dem repeatedly.

    Keep going BO you are the GOP's most valuable player.

    October 19, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. jerrryt

    Maybe Christie would like some top named neo-cons to support his ticket.. like GW Bush... Dick Cheyney... or Donald Rumsfeld even...

    October 19, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. victim of republican greed

    How can the voters of New Jersey even think of electing a Bush republican after we have just survived the culture of corruption?

    Republicans cannot deny responsibility leading to the war in Iraq; tax cuts for the wealthy, followed by tax cuts for the wealthy, followed by additions tax cuts for the wealthy; destroying our fiscal well being; torture; end of habeus corpus; and pretending climate change does not exist.

    October 19, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  4. Pat F

    Biden, Clinton and the Obamessiah are willing to be seen with the most corrupt governor in the country? Amazing! Well, you're known by the company you keep....Maybe they can be character witnesses at Bernie Madoff's trial!

    October 19, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  5. Tim

    That's smart New Jersey residents, how about you vote for the governor that has you paying the highest property tax in the nation, does nothing to grow or keep businesses, which would create jobs. Why do you think all of these big time democrats are coming to New Jersey on his behalf? Because the state is in it's worst shape in New Jersey history, and this guy has the same economic principles as Obama and Obama knows that New Jersey is a reflection of what is happening all over the country under Obama's leadership. This guy is a joke, get him out if you want some jobs to come back or be created. Otherwise have fun in the welfare lines.

    October 19, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  6. CE in IND

    All I know yet another former NJ resident moved onto my street last week. That's three families this year from NJ. At this rate, Indiana is about to gain another electoral vote.

    October 19, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. Enough

    Vote out all Democrats and save this country from bankruptcy. Democrats have become the party of constant campaigning. Obama needs to know the election is over and he won............now get to work! We are tired of the Democrats tax and spend ways.

    October 19, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  8. Pel

    Jon Corzine is a winner. Go Corzine.

    October 19, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. clearvoice

    Why would anyone vote for this thief! Didn't he work for Goldman Sacks and steal all that money and is now using it for his campaign. (Corzine made $400 million) This guy could care less about the people of NJ.
    Breaks his own laws and turns his nose up. Throw the bum out.

    October 19, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  10. Fitz in Texas

    "Corzine gets some big name help".......now this is just too funny. Joe Biden....yeah, that's the kind of big name help I would want if I were running for Gov. Seems Joe Biden is getting about as good at campaigning as Obama is. The election is over, when will these guys figure that out and get some work done.

    October 19, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  11. David

    Washington is finding any excuse to continue the campaign, while failing to deal with the big issues that really matter to small people. Governing requires much different skills than campaigning: putting most of the media in the tank and being a hot air balloon is not a requirement for making the hard decisions given the economy, the war and employment issues. The WH is into petty things and into local politics (NY, NJ, etc.). This is the Chicagoesque non-change we currently have! When will real change start to happen; if we keep voting for the same guys the WH supports probably we see no change in the foreseeable future. It's really sad!

    October 19, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. File under "Sarcasm"

    Obama, Clinton, Biden are the cavalry coming to rescue this bozo from his own voters. Maybe the opposite effect will occur and Corzine's low approval rating will tarnish his three white knights' armor. (I really struggled with three musketeers or three stooges as appropriate alternates.)

    October 19, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
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