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President Barack Obama says he is ‘confident’ Gov. Corzine can win re-election

by Josh Margolin/Statehouse Bureau
Wednesday June 24, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Obama today said he is confident Gov. Jon Corzine will be re-elected this fall, though he is well aware of the tough political climate in which Corzine is running for a second term.

“I think very highly of Jon Corzine. I think he’s a terrific public servant,” the president said during a White House interview with a handful of newspaper reporters from around the country. “I’m confident that he can win re-election. I don’t think it’s surprising that he may have a significant challenge.”

Listen to audio of President Obama answer a question on Gov. Corzine and his re-election campaign

For his part, Corzine traveled around the country last year to campaign for Obama — after first supporting Obama’s Democratic presidential primary opponent, Hillary Clinton. New Jersey Democrats view Obama and his rock-star popularity as one of the key elements in their plans to turn the governor’s sagging approval ratings into an Election Day victory in November.
The other main ingredient is Corzine’s personal wealth, which the governor has tapped for previous campaigns and could conceivably bury the Republicans in an avalanche of television advertising from New York City to Philadelphia.

After serving with Obama in the U.S. Senate, Corzine ran for governor in 2005. In the fall election, Corzine is facing popular Republican Chris Christie, who made a name for himself prosecuting corrupt government officials as New Jersey’s chief federal lawman.

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Senate Leadership Discusses President Obama’s Address to Congress

A few hours ago the US. Senate Democrats release the following video on their Youtube channel. 

The video chronicles a press conference that was held today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer and Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray to discuss President Obamas address to Congress and Senate Democrats plans to work with him to revive our economy and make life better for struggling Americans.

“Last night the American people heard something we hadn’t heard in a very, very long time — an honest assessment of where we are as a country,” Reid said. “We also heard a strong vision of how we’re going to work together to make life for struggling Americans better. We took a strong step by passing the economic recovery package, and he talked about that at some length. He also talked about three things that we all must focus on: energy, education and health care.”

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Senate Leadership Discusses President Obama’s Address to Congress

A few hours ago the US. Senate Democrats release the following video on their Youtube channel. 

The video chronicles a press conference that was held today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer and Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray to discuss President Obamas address to Congress and Senate Democrats plans to work with him to revive our economy and make life better for struggling Americans.

“Last night the American people heard something we hadn’t heard in a very, very long time — an honest assessment of where we are as a country,” Reid said. “We also heard a strong vision of how we’re going to work together to make life for struggling Americans better. We took a strong step by passing the economic recovery package, and he talked about that at some length. He also talked about three things that we all must focus on: energy, education and health care.”

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Quote of the Day

“People have to break out of some of the ideological rigidity and gridlock that we’ve been carrying around for too long.”

– President Barack Obama, responding to a question from NPR’s Mara Liasson during his first press conference that was Nationally televised last night.

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>Quote of the Day

>“People have to break out of some of the ideological rigidity and gridlock that we’ve been carrying around for too long.”

– President Barack Obama, responding to a question from NPR’s Mara Liasson during his first press conference that was Nationally televised last night.

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Excerpts from Governor Corzine’s Press Conference in Iraq

Excerpts and images from Governor Corzine’s satellite press conference in Iraq.

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Excerpts from Governor Corzine’s Press Conference in Iraq

Excerpts and images from Governor Corzine’s satellite press conference in Iraq.

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