October 30th, 2009
05:34 PM ET
13 years ago

King: Independent candidate hopes NJ votes with its heart

Princeton, New Jersey (CNN) - Chris Daggett is a political novice yet has the routine down pat: Approach a morning commuter, extend his hand and a good-morning greeting, and pick a question from his repertoire:

"Are you a voter?"

"Are you happy with Jon Corzine?"

The shaking head is a preview of the answer: "I'm not happy with anybody."

Pay dirt.

The man tells Daggett he has a doctorate in education; Daggett talks about his promise to invest more in higher education if elected governor.

"Thanks - hope you'll consider voting for me," Daggett says.

All standard fare, until Daggett hands the man some campaign literature. Stapled to the back: a guide to the different places Daggett's name can be found on the ballot in each of New Jersey's 21 counties.

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  1. Independent and Senior Lilarose in Oregon

    The states voting soon that choose a Republican are going to encourage Republicans like one the other Bush brothers, such as Jeb Bush, to run for president.

    Yet another Bush in the White House!


    October 30, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Ray

    It will never happen. Real people cannot break into politics because they cannot afford to buy elections. Sorry Daggett.

    October 30, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |