Acting Governor Codey announces he will not seek a full term

Acting New Jersey Governor Dick Codey (D-NJ) says he will not seek a full term.

Speaking at the Statehouse Monday, Codey says seeking the Democratic nomination would not be in the best interest of his family, his party, and of the citizens of the state. However, some people with knowledge of the situation say money may have also played a major role in the acting governor's decision. Some state Democrats feel Codey did not have the financial resources or the number of endorsements to keep up with gubernatorial candidate Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ). Codey says he's supporting Corzine in the Democratic primary and will work to see that the senator is elected. The acting governor will also keep his position as state senate president.

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