September 29, 2005

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MONEY BEING DETERMINATIVE?:

As Corzine lead wilts,
Clinton gets call
(Kenneth R. Bazinet, 9/29/05, NY Daily News)

Former President Bill Clinton is being called in to help rescue the slumping New Jersey gubernatorial campaign of Jon Corzine, who has given up a double-digit lead and is just 4 points ahead of Republican Doug Forrester in a new poll.

"It's 911 time in the Corzine campaign. Obviously, he's in trouble," said a senior Democratic strategist.

Clinton will campaign with the Democratic U.S. senator today at Kean University in Union, hoping to turn around Corzine's stalled run for the New Jersey statehouse.

A Quinnipiac poll gives Corzine a 48%-to-44% lead over Forrester - a 6-point drop from a month ago


Sort of sad that the only party leader you can bring in is the pumpheaded ex-president.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 29, 2005 1:49 PM
Comments

OJ, I'm pretty sure that was a feature, not a bug. Mr. Clinton did not and does not like threats
to his power base. Any potential competitors were
cut down like wheat.....

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at September 29, 2005 2:08 PM

Al Gore was picked in 1992 because was a New Democrat but then mysteriously ran as Truman.

Posted by: oj at September 29, 2005 2:16 PM

So now that Forrester has a shot, are any big-name Republicans showing up to help him out? I don't see any mention of it on his website. Tom Keane and Rudy Giuliani come to mind as two party leaders who are relatively popular in NJ and might create a positive penumbra. Or at least the impression of the emanation of one.

Posted by: HT at September 29, 2005 2:27 PM

HT - Up until recently it appeared Forrester didn't have a shot. If polls continue to show a close race the GOP would be stupid not to get after it. But given there past history of giving up on candidates who have a shot it is possible.

Posted by: AWW at September 29, 2005 3:34 PM

Giuliani, in particular, should get there ASAP.

Posted by: Timothy at September 29, 2005 3:44 PM
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