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Corzine has learned from his mistakes

Both Senator Jon Corzine and Congressman Frank Pallone were wrong to support George Spadoro during the Edison mayoral primary, not because Senators and Congresspersons do not have a place endorsing candidates in local races, which they absolutely do when those races are partisan in nature (it would be different if Edison had nonpartisan municipal elections like Newark or Jersey City - something all municiplaities should seriously consider), but very simply, they backed the wrong horse.

In 2000, the Democratic establishment backed the wrong horse in the 7th Congressional District primary between Michael LaPolla and Maryanne Connolly.  After Connolly won, rather than coming together and uniting to take on arch-conservative, Mike Ferguson, the Democratic establishment made it impossible for her to mobilize any support around her candidacy and for all intents and purposes, handed the election (and eventually the district after it was redistricted to make it challenge-proof) to Ferguson.

Is this what we want Jon Corzine and Frank Pallone to do?  Should they turn their backs on Jun Choi simply because he won and their guy lost?  Absolutely not!  Both men should be congratulated for being able to get past the result of the primary election and unite the party.  This is what leaders do.

by bertinlefkovic on October 30 at 2:34 PM EST

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