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“”Today, a widely-respected poll showed that we’re up by 5 points heading into the final week of the campaign. The momentum is building for our campaign because New Jerseyans continue to learn about the very real differences between Jon Corzine and Chris Christie.
As President Obama, Vice President Biden, and former-President Clinton highlighted last week, those differences could not be more clear:
Corzine is Expanding Health Insurance
Jon Corzine expanded health coverage for over 100,000 more kids and signed legislation to require insurance companies to cover autism screenings.
Christie Sides With Insurers
Chris Christie would give insurance companies free rein to drop coverage for critical procedures like mammograms and autism screenings and would give them $100 million in tax breaks.
Corzine is Protecting Paid Family Leave
Jon Corzine is one of a handful of governors to pass paid family leave that lets people care for newborns or sick relatives while still getting paid.
Christie Isn’t Standing with NJ Families
Chris Christie opposes paid family leave, and would allow hospitals to discharge new mothers less than 24 hours after they’ve given birth.
Corzine Defends The Right To Choose
Jon Corzine strongly supports a woman’s right to choose.
Christie is Anti-Choice
Chris Christie supports a constitutional amendment to ban abortion.
Corzine Has Provided Historic Tax Relief
Jon Corzine has provided more property tax relief than any other Governor in New Jersey history.
Christie’s $2 Billion In New Taxes
Chris Christie said he would side with right wing governors and reject $5 billion in federal stimulus funds, including money for education, which would lead to a direct $2 billion increase in property taxes.
Corzine Supports Responsible Gun Laws
Jon Corzine fought for a one handgun per month law. Christie Is Backed By The Gun Lobby
Chris Christie is backed by the gun lobby and even opposes banning guns that fire bullets to pierce a cop’s bulletproof vest.
Corzine Has Made Education A Priority
Although he cut state spending, Jon Corzine increased funding for New Jersey schools by $1.8 billion and expanded pre-K education.
Christie Thinks It’s “Babysitting”
Chris Christie calls early childhood education “babysitting” and his rejection of federal stimulus funds would have undercut the real progress we’ve made in educating our kids.
Corzine Stands With President Obama
Jon Corzine is endorsed by President Barack Obama, and is in step with our President’s vision for our country. Together, they will work to lead our state and our country out of this global recession.
Christie Stands With President Bush
Chris Christie would side with other right-wing governors to obstruct Barack Obama’s agenda and would have rejected federal stimulus funds, driving up our property taxes by over $2 billion.
These are just some of the issues that are going to make a real difference in the lives of New Jersey’s families over the next four years. We need a governor who is going to fight for what matters, not one who is going to stand with big companies, the gun lobby, and the insurance industry.
We’re in the home stretch and things are looking good, but we cannot let up. I’m asking you to please share this email with as many friends and family in New Jersey as you can, and inform them about the very real differences between Jon Corzine and Chris Christie.
Jon Corzine shares our values, has a vision for New Jersey’s prosperity, and will work with President Obama to move our state forward. Chris Christie will not.
The stakes in this election are huge, and our future — my family’s and your family’s — will be significantly impacted by who our governor is over the next four years. I’m asking you to stand with Jon Corzine and Loretta Weinberg on Tuesday, November 3rd. ”
Campaign Manger, Corzine 09