Republicans Come Out Swinging
Corzine's team takes a lame swipe:
"While Jon Corzine says he represents new ideas, the truth is that he lined up Democrat county bosses behind him by spreading around money and working New Jersey's corrupt pay-to-play system of politics with the gusto of a bond trader," Bret Schundler said Sunday.
"With the nomination apparently in hand, it's time Corzine started telling voters what he will do about issues such as pay-to-play and political corruption, said Tom Wilson, the Republican state party chairman. "Of course, how the chief financial officer of McGreevey corruption is going to tell us about fighting corruption remains to be seen."
Now that he is the Democratic top choice, Corzine will not be able to avoid questions about state issues, Rider University political scientist David Rebovich said. "How does Corzine run? Does his very liberal record in Washington raise eyebrows among voters, given the budget deficit?" Rebovich asked. "Senator Corzine will have a lot of homework to do with policy and budget issues."
At least the Republicans will have a primary.
"Let's see after they go through their primary what kind of candidate they end up with," Adamske said. "If I had the sorry field of candidates that they have, I would go after Corzine, too."