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Obama Stumps For Corzine

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Well over 3,000 people packed the Fairleigh Dickinson University Athletic Center in Hackensack last night to hear President Obama make an impassioned case for the re-election of Governor Corzine. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: President Obama told the crowd that New Jersey was lucky to have Governor Corzine at the helm during a time of national economic crisis not seen since the great depression.

OBAMA: And let's be honest, this crisis came about because of the same sorts of lax regulation and trickle-down economic theories that the other guy's party has been peddling for years.

REPORTER: This was Obama's second visit to bolster Governor Corzine who's in a statistical dead heat with Republican challenger Chris Christie.

The stakes are high for the young Obama Administration. Corzine is the only incumbent Democratic governor whose re-election is on the line next month. A strong showing will give confidence to nervous Congressional Democrats, who face voters nationwide in 2010. For WNYC I am Bob Hennelly.

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