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June 08, 2005

The Millionaire Battle for the Governorship of NJ

Posted in: Politics

The stage is set for the New Jersey State Governor’s race in November 2005. Doug Forrester defeats former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler to win the GOP Primary in the Garden State. This sets up the millionaire battle between Democrat NJ Senator Jon Corzine and millionaire business man Doug Forrester in November. I can only imagine the unprecedented amount of monies that will be spent on this campaign.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A millionaire businessman won New Jersey’s Republican gubernatorial primary yesterday and earned the right to face Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine in November — the state’s first race for governor since James McGreevey resigned in a homosexual scandal.
Doug Forrester edged former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler after spending millions of his own fortune to finance a campaign that took aim at the state’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes.
Mr. Corzine, with 88 percent of the vote, easily won the Democratic primary after facing only token opposition.

The New Jersey contest is one of only two governor’s races being decided this year. The other is in Virginia.
The winner in November will succeed Democrat Richard J. Codey, who as president of the state Senate became acting governor when Mr. McGreevey stepped down. Mr. Codey decided not to run for a full term.

Let the games begin. After the Democratic Torricelli/Lautenberg Senate switch in the NJ Senate run in 2002 and being that this is NJ politics, no truer words may have ever been spoken.

The 1754 Blog seems to think its a numbers money game as well.

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