TRENTON, N.J. – Republican Chris Christie has defeated Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey.
With 71 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Christie had 50 percent of the vote to Corzine’s 44 percent.
Christie, a 47-year-old former federal prosecutor, became the first member of his party in a dozen years to win a statewide contest in heavily Democratic New Jersey.
The Republican victory deals a blow to President Barack Obama as he readies for next year’s midterm elections. Obama campaigned heavily for Corzine.
They can try to spin this as much as they want, but there is no disputing this is a big loss for Barry & Co. He went there FIVE times to no avail.