NJ Gov Race: Third Place Daggett Still Campaigning

Thursday, October 29, 2009

As New Jersey's major party gubernatorial candidates push for turnout in Tuesday's election, independent candidate Chris Daggett is still making his case to anyone who will listen. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports:

REPORTER: Daggett went to the Jersey City Rotary Club for lunch and a shot at winning some last minute converts. Daggett, a former DEP Commissioner, got nods and chuckles when he described how he felt the two major parties had manipulated the public pension system for their own benefit.

DAGGETT: We have part-time workers, all our Assembly people, and Senators. All the part-time elected officials. I mean everybody is on this gravy train.

REPORTER: The latest polling shows Daggett a distant third behind Republican Chris Christie and Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine but, Daggett's name recognition is improving. For WNYC I am Bob Hennelly.


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