"Dick Codey is a quality human being doing the best job he can," Corzine said. "I believe I can bring a fresh perspective to the problems that have been ongoing in Trenton for a very long time."
Can Jon Corzine point to any accomplishment in his four years of “public service” to account for his arrogant attitude? We have yet to discern any reason Corzine should be the Democrat nominee for Governor of New Jersey. He’s quite good at criticism, not very good at problem solving or effective action.
We hope Acting Governor Codey hangs in there to save the state from this spoiled and arrogant man. The people of New Jersey need to send a clear message, leadership positions can not be bought, they have to be earned.
Don’t expect effective representation in the U.S. Senate this year, Corzine has named Senator Frank Lautenberg as his campaign chairman.
More excerpts from the Star-Ledger below, the article here
Corzine, the only announced Democratic candidate, hit the campaign trail with a vengeance last week after returning from a tour of tsunami-stricken South Asia. Corzine met privately with powerful party leaders, lined up their support and trotted out "major" endorsements almost daily.
Tuesday, Corzine launched his campaign by announcing that fellow U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg would serve as his campaign chairman. By Friday afternoon, Corzine was introducing Rep. Rob Andrews, a Camden Democrat who had been weighing his own run for governor, as his campaign co-chair. Andrews was touting support for Corzine among the seven southern county chairs.
Tomorrow, that trend will continue when a group of 9/11 widows -- The Jersey Girls -- is expected to endorse him at Liberty State Park. "We've been gentle so far," one of Corzine's political advisers said Friday. But "every day next week will be a day to watch."
On Friday, Corzine publicly denied any effort to push Codey out. "Dick Codey is a quality human being doing the best job he can," Corzine said. "I believe I can bring a fresh perspective to the problems that have been ongoing in Trenton for a very long time."
Despite Corzine's big week, advisers who attended the two-hour meeting yesterday said Codey was excited by the results of an internal poll. That poll shows Codey running neck-and-neck with Corzine in a potential June primary match-up. In addition, Codey has a favorability rating of 84 percent and two of three New Jerseyans think the state is headed in the right direction under him.