Corzine To Codey - Get Out Of My Way
The acting governor made the remarks in response to an assertion by Corzine, a fellow Democrat, that Codey's coyness is hurting their party. Corzine said Monday that Codey "led a lot of us to believe he would not run."
As soon as he took office, Codey said he would put off any decision about a run for the Democratic nomination until after the State of the State address, which he delivered last week.
"How I felt or did not feel that day was not going to make one iota of difference to (Corzine's) plans," Codey said. "From the day that Governor McGreevey resigned, (Corzine) had decided to run. It would be different if he had said, 'Dick, if you're not going to run, then I will.' But that's not what happened."
"The last thing I'm going to do is get into any sort of public argument with Jon," Codey said. "We've got to get through this in as gentlemanly a way as possible. Nobody in the party wants to see a divisive primary."