The week Karl Rove came to New Jersey

An interesting week in New Jersey politics: Democrats are buoyed over news that may or may not be helpful to them – a Quinnipiac poll showing Republican Christopher Christie leading Gov. Jon Corzine by nine percentage points (better than the 12-point lead Christie had in July), and disclosure that Christie discussed his interest in running for Governor with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove while still serving as U.S. Attorney. Republicans are pleased with their poll numbers – a nine point lead is substantial, especially since Christie passed the magic 50% number — and think reports detailing mismanagement at the Waterfront Commission and the state Division of Developmental Disabilities bolsters their claim that Corzine should not get re-elected. There were no arrests or indictments of political note, and only one former legislator was sentenced to prison this week.

The week Karl Rove came to New Jersey