Primary Day in New Jersey

June 2, 2009 9:39:31 AM PDT
Gov. Jon Corzine cast his ballot in the New Jersey primary in Hoboken Tuesday morning, saying he wants a second term because he loves the job. Gov. Corzine predicted a light voter turnout, with 30 percent in the Republican race and 15 to 20 percent in the Democratic contest. He says voters may still be recovering from the intensity of the presidential election, but predicts they will get fired up by November.

Republican Chris Christie voted in Mendham Township. His opponent, Steve Lonegan, plans to vote later in the day.

GOP Assemblyman Rick Merkt has trailed both in polls.

Corzine faces token opposition in the Democratic primary. Vice President Joe Biden plans to join Corzine to formally launch his re-election bid after the polls close at 8 p.m.


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