Gov. candidates get out message as vote nears

With Election Day six days away, the three major candidates for New Jersey governor were out and about on the campaign trail Wednesday. Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) visited a Linden school and highlighted

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2009, 12:47 AM

Updated 5,319 days ago

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Gov. candidates get out message as vote nears
With Election Day six days away, the three major candidates for New Jersey governor were out and about on the campaign trail Wednesday.
Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) visited a Linden school and highlighted differences between him and Republican Chris Christie on education. Christie called a $570 million investment in preschool education made under Corzine "simply wrong."
"We don't think it's simply wrong, it's simply right," said the governor.
Christie kicked off what he is calling a Countdown to Change with supporters in Toms River. The Republican will visit all 21 counties in the state between now and Election Day.
"We are going to Trenton to turn things upside down," Christie exclaimed.
Focusing on more of a personal touch, independent Chris Daggett solicited votes from diners at three Morris County restaurants.
"I think retail politics is what makes a difference in New Jersey," Daggett told reporters. "People want to hear from the candidates directly."
The latest polls from Quinnipiac University put Corzine out front with 43 percent and Christie trailing at 38. Daggett's numbers have dropped down to 13 percent - which he blames on negative ads from Christie's camp.


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