Christie, Corzine to face off in gubernatorial race

Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie will face off with incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in November?s gubernatorial race. Christie defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan to win the Republican nomination.

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2009, 1:50 PM

Updated 5,471 days ago

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Christie, Corzine to face off in gubernatorial race
Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie will face off with incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in November?s gubernatorial race.
Christie defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan to win the Republican nomination. He invited both Lonegan and his supporters to join him in getting a Republican into office.
"I am honored by the confidence you continue to show in me," Christie told a crowd of supporters chanting his name. "I will work hard each and every day, just like all of you do, to prove toyou that your confidence was well-placed."
Corzine easily beat token competition for the Democratic nomination and will run for his second term.
"Being governor of New Jersey is the highest honor of my life," Corzine said. "Serving the people is my highest calling."
Corzine was joined by Vice President Joe Biden in West Orange as the governor kicked off his re-election campaign.
"Barack Obama and Joe Biden are committed to Jon Corzine's re-election. Period. End of sentence," Biden said. "We need Jon Corzine at the helm."
AP wires contributed to this report.


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