In advance of a hotly-contested gubernatiorial race in New Jersey, the Republican Governor’s Association has launched a new Web site today entitled The Corzine Times. John Corzine, the site’s namesake, is of course the Garden State’s tax-happy, big-government-loving governor, and along with Tim Kaine in Virginia, is the first of more than three dozen state houses which could bear the names of Republicans over the next 18 months.
Corzine is especially vulnerable, and two Republicans–Chris Christie and Steve Lonegan–have been enduring a tough primary, scrambling for the chance to fight him in November. Mike Schrimpf, communications director for the Republican Governor’s Association, maintains that the Mark Sanford-chaired group has no dog in the Christie-Lonegan battle, but is working hard behind the scenes to ensure that one of the two oust Corzine this fall.
Part of that effort is the new Web site. Schrimpf hopes that The Corzine Times will be a “one-stop shop for Jon Corzine news and a steady resource to turn to for the truth about Corzine.”
“We know that Corzine and his friends are going to spend massive amounts of money misleading New Jersey citizens about his broken promises and plan to hike taxes by $1 billion,” Schrimpf said. “But New Jersey citizens will be able to turn to The Corzine Times to find the latest news about Jon Corzine — and the truth.”
I think it’s a brilliant idea. An interview I did a few days ago with Schrimpf about the RGA and the importance of the upcoming gubernatorial contests will run here at America’s Right in a few days. Furthermore, I’ve asked a friend of mine who runs a New Jersey-centric Web site to weigh in on the race as well.
Here in Philadelphia, most people look at New Jersey as just an unnecessary stretch of road between The Keystone State and the Jersey Shore. In reality, however, New Jersey could be the starting point for a new Republican revolution. Let’s hope so.
In the meantime, for all your John Corzine-related news, visit The Corzine Times HERE.