Senator Corzine announces candidacy for New Jersey governor
(12/02/04) NEWARK Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) ended months of speculation and officially entered the New Jersey gubernatorial race Thursday.
Corzine says he plans to fight for better education, health care and government. The 57-year-old senator is the first Democrat to throw his hat in the ring for the next election. Seven Republicans have already declared their candidacy.
Corzine is an investment banker who spent $60 million of his own money to run for senator four years ago. He had no prior political experience.