Assigned Reading: Corzine’s Money Fuels His Comeback
(FROM: New Jersey Star-Ledger)
I especially like this part:
Corzine, a former Wall Street executive, has spent $23.6 million on the general election, compared to Republican Chris Christie’s $8.8 million and independent Chris Daggett’s $1.2 million, according to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission.
Corzine donated or loaned his general election campaign $22.6 million of its $24.1 million, writing checks to cover TV ads, several pollsters and a $15,000 hall rental for President Obama’s visit to Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The Democrat has now dedicated more than $120 million of his own money in his campaigns. He spent a combined $100 million on successful bids for U.S. Senate in 2000 and governor in 2005.
Gosh, if nothing else, Corzine can say that his bid for re-election was supported by the people of the Garden State. Good grief.
Of course, poking fun at the New Jersey governor on this issue has a bit of a slippery slope to it. It’s no secret that I was a fan of Mitt Romney’s candidacy in 2008 and hope he runs again in 2012 (though I cannot promise allegiance), and that Romney contributed a whole lot of his considerable wealth to his campaign. But it wasn’t 90 percent.
Corzine can do what he wants with his money. I just hope it doesn’t include buying the State House (again).