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30 Issues: New Jersey Debate Analysis

Friday, October 02, 2009

Jon Corzine, Chris Christie, and Chris Daggett squared off for their first major debate last night in the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign. Zachary Fink, NJN News state house correspondent and Thomas Moran, political columnist for the Star-Ledger, offer analysis.

Follow Zachary Fink on twitter at “NJNZack”.

Guests:

Zachary Fink and Thomas Moran

Comments [4]

Gary from Holliswood

It might surprise Corzine proponents who want to demagogue this issue, that there are some women who do not wish to pay premiums for health plans that cover mamograms. Vegetarian women, for example, might like to have a choice what to pay for in coverage.

Also, major medical studies going back 20 years and currently still do not find mamogram screening to be efficacious, even for women over 50. False positives, plus early precancerous lesions (that ultimately remiss to normal cells), lead too many women into toxic chemo and radiation therapy that results in an overall shortening of longevity for these women. mamograms themselves cause cancer.

But that has not stopped the entrenched interests that invested money and careers in the technology of mamographies to promote it, and to provide fales information to opportinistic pols like Corzine.

Oct. 02 2009 11:55 AM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

I think many DEMS will vote for Daggett (despite the fact that he will not win) not only because of his qualifications but to SEND A MESSAGE to the Dems.

Oct. 02 2009 11:26 AM
em from nj

California-East is circling the drain. I watched the debate and none of the candidates addressed the number one problem for runaway property taxes that will drive more middle-class residents out of the state - the current school funding formula and redistribution to Abbott districts.

We will never see voluntary municipal consolidation due to all the delusional residents who are afraid of losing their town's "identity"

Corzine will win if Daggett gets more than 10% of the vote and it looks like that will happen.

Oct. 02 2009 11:20 AM
hjs from 11211

did municipal consolidation come up?

Oct. 02 2009 09:45 AM

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