Republican Christopher Christie was won the endorsement of the Courier-Post in his bid for Governor.
"Despite building a nearly impeccable resume as a corruption buster, Christie is really centering his campaign on a brand of old-fashioned fiscal conservatism that New Jersey needs now more than ever. He says New Jersey taxes too much and spends too much. Its government is too big and needs to be cut," the newspaper said. "And he has a track record on this, too. During his one term as a freeholder in Morris County, he shook things up and was adamant about cutting costs."
"This election also represents a chance to oust a governor, Jon Corzine, who has shown over four years a surprising willingness, for someone self-funded in his campaigns, to lay down for all the special-interest, mega-campaign donors who basically want everything in this state to stay exactly as it is. The unions that represent government workers continue to think their members should eat caviar on the taxpayer dime when the state can barely afford hot dogs. They are foremost among the groups Corzine has bowed to."
The newspaper wrote that Christie "has taken an absolute beating over the past two months from an onslaught of negative television ads that Corzine has shelled out millions to air in the New York and Philadelphia TV markets. The thrust of those ads … he'll make it so insurers don't have to pay for mammograms for women. It's nonsense really. As Christie attests, his mother could have died from breast cancer decades ago, but a mammogram revealed the cancer early and treatment saved her. This is not a guy who wants to cut out mammograms?"