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    Nov 3, 2009 11:00 pm US/Eastern


    Christie Gives GOP Stunning Win In N.J.
    By Defeating Corzine, Former U.S. Attorney Deals Big Blow To President Obama, Who Carried The State Easily In 2008

    NEW YORK (CBS) ―In the end, all the stumping in the world from the President of the United Stateswasn't going tostop regime change in New Jersey's highest office.

    Republican Chris Christie ended Democrat Jon Corzine's four-year run in Trenton with a narrow victory on Tuesday, CBS News projected. Independent Chris Daggett, thought of by many as the wildcard who could upset the order of things by siphoning off votes from Christie, finished well back.

    With93 percent ofprecincts reporting, Christie led Corzine 49 percent to 45 percent.

    Independent voters gave President Barack Obama a huge advantage in the state last year, but they heavily favored Christie on Tuesday.

    Voters said their top concerns were the economy and jobs, followed by property taxes. Voters who said the economy was important favored Corzine, while voters who said taxes mattered most supported Christie.

    Christie's win will likely be perceived as a big defeat for the White House. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had stumped for Corzine several times during the campaign, and they had hoped the result would speak positively to the job they are doing in Washington.

    In New Jersey, 60 percent of voters said Obama was not a factor in their vote. For those voters who said Obama was a factor, 19 percent said their vote for governor was to support him, while 20 percent said it was to express opposition.

    In all, 38 percent of Corzine voters said their vote for the incumbent was to express support for Obama, while 59 percent said Obama was not a factor.

    Among Christie backers, 39 percent said their vote for governor was to oppose the president.

    High taxes, high unemployment, and high stakeswas the theme ofElection Day across the country. Voterswere forced to make tough choices, with the most contentious race occurring in New Jersey in what wasexpected to be a tight race for the governor's chair.

    It lived up to the advance billing.

    The incumbent has been criss-crossing the state with last-minute campaigning.

    "I feel like we've got a lot of momentum to come from behind and I think we're still moving positively," he said.

    Polls show a dead heat in a state that tends to vote for Democrats. Some thought Daggett would spoil the face for Christie.

    "I think now the voting is in the hands of the independents frankly," Daggett said.

    Christie reached out to disgruntled property owners across the state.

    "We feel really good about the message we've givento the people of New Jersey. Today is the day for change. I think the public is ready for that," he said.

    Many New Jerseyanssaid they wereeager for change in a state where property taxes are causing so much unrest.

    "I'm struggling to pay my rent. I couldn't stay in my house, I couldn't afford it, not with the taxes the way they were," said "Jeanie," a Paramus resident who withheld her last name.

    Ken Torsland, a Vietnam vet, told CBS 2 HDhe wasvoting Republican across the board, save for a Democrat who is a friend. It's a referendum, he said, on President Obama's administration.

    "I think Democrats are showing a total disregardto what I hear from friends, family, and people who surround me," he said.

    Other said they want to keep the status quo during tough economic times.

    "I think Mr. Corzine is more equipped to handle it,"one voter said.

    The race for governor of New Jerseywas one of three bitter battles the White Housewas monitoring. The other twowere the race for governor of Virginia, won by Republican Bob McDonnelland a duel for Congress in upstate New York.



    http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts...2.1290144.html



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    I hear Corzine spent millions of his own money to keep his position of power. He's lost his power AND his money. LOL

    Sounds like a good "stimulus package" to me. :celebrate:celebrate:celebrate

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    Christie's win will likely be perceived as a big defeat for the White House. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had stumped for Corzine several times during the campaign, and they had hoped the result would speak positively to the job they are doing in Washington.

    Well now, there's hope and change that wecan believe in! :celebrate
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    Congrats New Jersey. First you get your own Citizens Defense League. Now you've gotten rid of that socialist running the state. Hopefully, you'll be a free state again soon.

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    My heart is with the few brave gun rights supporters in New Jersey, but I wouldn't pin any hopes on a change coming from Chris Christie.

    During the campaign, Chris Christie already stated to Sean Hannity on Fox News that he fully supports all of New Jersey's current gun laws, adding, "we have a huge problem with illegal guns in New Jersey."

    When Hannity tried to challenge the (obvious to any moron) logical fallacy of this statement, Christie changed the subject to taxes. :?

    It's great the dirt bag Corzine was defeated (I can't decide whether he looks more like a child molester or a psychiatrist) but it looks like even if the election of Christie represents a move toward more personal liberty in New Jersey, New Jerseyians' concept of liberty just plain doesn't include the right to self-defense.

    I would have liked better to see Emperor Bloomberg booted out on his ass. Looks like 4 more years of NYC's mayor trying openly to subvert the laws in Virginia and other states.

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    Virginian683 wrote:
    My heart is with the few brave gun rights supporters in New Jersey, but I wouldn't pin any hopes on a change coming from Chris Christie.

    During the campaign, Chris Christie already stated to Sean Hannity on Fox News that he fully supports all of New Jersey's current gun laws, adding, "we have a huge problem with illegal guns in New Jersey."

    When Hannity tried to challenge the (obvious to any moron) logical fallacy of this statement, Christie changed the subject to taxes. :?

    It's great the dirt bag Corzine was defeated (I can't decide whether he looks more like a child molester or a psychiatrist) but it looks like even if the election of Christie represents a move toward more personal liberty in New Jersey, New Jerseyians' concept of liberty just plain doesn't include the right to self-defense.

    I would have liked better to see Emperor Bloomberg booted out on his ass. Looks like 4 more years of NYC's mayor trying openly to subvert the laws in Virginia and other states.
    Yeh, NJ gun rights still have an uphill battle to fight, but Christie may help their economic ills...maybe.
    Re: Bloomers, I hope Cucinelli takes him to the woodshed...or prison.

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    Double tap.

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    Task Force 16 wrote:
    I hear Corzine spent millions of his own money to keep his position of power. He's lost his power AND his money. LOL


    Yep, that is particularly sweet.



    But with the Legislature remaining firmly in Democratic hands, this was a pointed personal loss for Corzine. He has spent at least $125 million in the last decade on his own campaigns, breaking every record as he tried to win the hearts and minds of New Jersey voters.

    http://blog.nj.com/njv_tom_moran/200..._unapolog.html

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    HankT wrote:
    But with the Legislature remaining firmly in Democratic hands, this was a pointed personal loss for Corzine. He has spent at least $125 million in the last decade on his own campaigns, breaking every record as he tried to win the hearts and minds of New Jersey voters.

    http://blog.nj.com/njv_tom_moran/200..._unapolog.html
    Now that is interesting. These people are willing to spend much of their fortunes on their compaigns to gain and maintain power, but if you suggest that they insteadre-distribute that wealth amongst the masses, they'll tell you real quick to kiss off, while at the same time tell you they want to do this, that, and whatever for the working poor.

    Yeah, right. They're all about power.

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    Well maybe Christe can be persuaded to change the gun laws in NJ. It's possible, he did say he liked current laws during the campaign but we all know they lie during those things.

    Remember Florio, late 80's early 90's, I think he won by a large margin and before his term was over 80% of the cars in my area had "Impeach Florio" stickers plastered on them. He did get the beaches clean but as I remember that was it. Hey you can get shot in NJ by not being able to defend yourself, but no way in hell are you going to step on a needle on our beaches ! (sarcasim)

    Hope it changes for the better out there.

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