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First off, I pay little attention to ads.  What can you really learn in 30 second sound bites?  This web site is chock full of details on Corzine's policies.  All it takes is an investment of a modest amount of time to read the position papers.

As far as going negative, I absolutely agree that Forrester started it.  He attacked Corzine the day that Corzine announced his intention to run.  During the last debate, Forrester attacked Corzine each time he was asked a question about his OWN policy.  That simply made no sense.

While in Senate, Corzine supported the McCain-Feingold campaign reform legislation. During this campaign, he has set stricter than required limits on corporate contribution.  Individuals can only contribute a maximum of $500.

Corzine wants to create a state comptroller office to monitor all state contracts.  That is one way he will attack pay-to-play corruption.

I don't know how Corzine feels about line-item veto (is that at the federal level?) or lobbying reform.

As far as why is he leaving the Senate, I have heard two reasons:

  1. He feels that his background as a CEO qualifies him to get the finances of this state on track and build a strong economy.  He has some excellent ideas in that area.

  2. There is a bit of frustration with the Republican dominated Senate.  It's hard to get anything done when your party is in the minority.

by rjs on October 24 at 7:02 PM EST

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