Obama Jazzing Up Jersey for Corzine

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009  |  Updated 8:25 AM EDT
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Obama Jazzing Up Jersey for Corzine

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New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine will get some more support from President Obama.

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President Barack Obama is trying to infuse some energy into the Democratic party and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign for re-election by appearing at a rally in the Garden State today.

The sold-out event at Fairleigh Dickinson Hackensack campus comes after Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Corzine this week.

"If these were the real choices in normal times, this would be a runaway election for the governor, wouldn't it?" Clinton told a crowd of about 1,100 yesterday, according to The Star-Ledger. "The only reason it's not a runaway election is people are hurting."

And so are their bank accounts, which is why the Dems are looking to the big muscle for a much needed boost.

The president spent Tuesday fundraising in New York City, where he introduced Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson at an event at the Hammerstein ballroom.

 "Our great city controller, our candidate for mayor, my friend Billy Thompson, is in the house," he said.

The same polls have shown at least one-fourth of the state's registered Democrats aren't planning to vote for Corzine.

However, Obama remains very popular among Garden State Democrats surveyed with an approval rating around 80 percent.

Obama last stumped for Corzine in July at a rally at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.

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