Obama hits campaign trail for Corzine

October 22, 2009 7:07:48 AM PDT
President Barack Obama is urging New Jersey voters to keep Democrat Jon Corzine as governor.Speaking at a rally in Hackensack that drew a cheering crowd of more than 3,000, Obama called Corzine an honorable man who puts the people's interests first.

Obama touted Corzine's record, saying the governor has provided more property tax relief to homeowners than any New Jersey governor and was the first chief executive in 60 years to make government smaller.

He also said Corzine expanded early childhood education and health insurance for children, all during one of the most difficult periods in the state's history.

Recent polls show Corzine running even with Republican Chris Christie, who had enjoyed double-digit leads.


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