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It might not be enough to cause him to lose, but Jon Corzine seems to have a very real problem among a constituency that largely supported his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination: County Chairmen. Consider this e-mail to PoliticsNJ.com from one of the most powerful Democrats in New Jersey, who asked that his name be withheld: “Big problems out there. The chairs are not moving. The Ferriero thing has created the attitude that Corzine has no memory. It is not about forgiving him. The feeling is that whether he wins or not gives no benefit to the county leaders. Democrats are a party without a candidate. They are in a no win situation. Loretta [Weinberg] has become the poster child for Corzine’ s absence of memory. Even when it started, most pols thought Corzine was doing it with a wink from [Joe] Ferriero. The court cases proved it wasn’t true and now Ferriero is stuck with a state senator he didn’t want, any chairman’s nightmare! Even I was surprised that Tom Moran got [John] Currie and [Phil] Thigpen on the record in the Auditor.”

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