Obama, Clinton to Stump for Corzine

Monday, Oct 26, 2009  |  Updated 7:03 AM EDT
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Obama, Clinton to Stump for Corzine

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a campaign rally for Gov. Jon Corzine, left, in Hackensack, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Two of the Democratic Party's biggest stars are returning to New Jersey to help boost Gov. Jon Corzine's re-election campaign.

     President Barack Obama is scheduled to come back Nov. 1, his second appearance in recent weeks, and former President Bill Clinton will attend a rally in Little Falls on Tuesday to help support Corzine and other state Democratic candidates.
    
Obama's visit will include rallies in Camden and Newark, the governor's campaign announced this weekend. It will be Obama's third campaign appearance for his fellow Democrat and his second in recent weeks.
    
Obama spoke at a rally Wednesday at Fairleigh Dickinson University and also campaigned for Corzine in July, when he drew a boisterous crowd of thousands who waited outdoors for hours in the summer heat to hear him speak at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.
    
Clinton also plans to attend a fundraiser Tuesday in West Orange to benefit the Essex County Democratic Committee, Democratic State Committee Chairman Joseph Cryan said Saturday.
    
Corzine trailed Republican Chris Christie in the early stages of the campaign, but recent polls show the race about even.
    
The Corzine campaign also announced the release of a new television ad featuring Obama, in which he asks Latino voters to support Corzine. Speaking in both English and Spanish, Obama tells voters the future of New Jersey is "in your hands."

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