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Christie polls ahead of Corzine

The word on the street is that former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie beats Gov. Jon Corzine 44-38 in a new poll by Quinnipiac University.

You can donate to Chris Christie’s campaign here.

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Chris Christie officially launches campaign

He’ll be starting the campaign with by visiting several New Jersey communities:

Christie plans a two-day, nine-stop campaign rollout, starting with a policy speech Wednesday morning in Newark. Later, he’ll greet voters at diners in Hamilton (Mercer County) and Westville. The candidate plans to pick up endorsements and attend a campaign rally on Thursday.

We’ll have word on those endorsements as they make the news.

I do have one criticism of the Christie campaign, though.  If they want to win, they should put more content on their campaign site.  Gov. Corzine is going to be brutal during this campaign, and Christie will need every advantage.

You can donate to the Christie campaign here.

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Chris Christie wins Camden straw poll

He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 77% to 23%.

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Endorsement: Chris Christie for NJ-Gov!

I have decided to throw my support behind former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie in the 2009 New Jersey gubernatorial race.  He made his decision last week, filing papers with the state on January 9, 2009. 

While Christie is a moderate Republican, he is the best hope to take back the governorship in bluer-than-blue New Jersey in 2009.  He has made a name for himself in New Jersey during his tenure as U.S. Attorney by using the office to go after corrupt politicians – both Republican and Democrat. 

His web site is here.  However, it has not gone live yet.

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REMEMBER TO VOTE NOVEMBER 4

I know I’m excited!  Every vote is important, especially for John McCain and Sarah Palin. 

So head to the polls tomorrow, and I’ll be back on Wednesday with some new information on the future of Down the Ticket.

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Dick Zimmer has a chance!

New Jersey may be a reliably blue state, but new polling is showing that Dick Zimmer is closing the gap with Sen. Frank Lautenberg:

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg has a seven-point lead over former Republican U.S. Rep. Dick Zimmer, 48%-41%, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this morning.

More than half of New Jersey’s registered voters – 55% — say the 84-year-old Lautenberg is too old to effectively serve another six years in the United States Senate. 39% say he is not too old.

This is great news, and should be heartening to the many Republicans in New Jersey who don’t think their vote for Dick Zimmer will make a difference.

You can donate to Dick Zimmer’s campaign here.

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Dick Zimmer highlights fiscal discipline

One of the things that has rankled both Democrats and Republicans is the wasteful spending, earmarks, and pork projects that been a high priority for Washington politicians.  In his race against entrenched Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Rep. Dick Zimmer is presenting a contrast between the two candidates on this important issue:

Zimmer today highlighted incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s support of the Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 – informally known as the Farm Bill – saying that it is full of pork-barrel spending, provides unneeded subsidies to agribusiness and raises prices for consumers.

“New Jerseyans pay twice for the Farm Bill: once in higher federal taxes to fund big handouts to wealthy farmers in other states and again in the higher prices they pay at their supermarket checkout line,” said Zimmer in a statement. “Politicians like Senator Lautenberg have been in office so long and are so disconnected with average taxpayers that they fail to see the wastefulness of this bloated depression-era legislation.  To them, it is business as usual—catering to special interests, throwing good money after bad, all at taxpayer expense.”

Zimmer, who stood against federal earmarks, or “pork,” during his three terms in the House of Representatives between 1991 and 1997, has made that opposition the hallmark of his current campaign.

New Jerseyans already know how much wasteful spending has hit their pocketbooks on a state level, so I think this message speaks to them.  Dick Zimmer’s fiscal discipline is needed in the U.S. Senate for the United States and the people of New Jersey.

You can donate to Dick Zimmer’s campaign here.

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