Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland was in Liberty State Park in Jersey City with a group of veterans today to endorse Governor Corzine for reelection.
“Jon Corzine knows firsthand the sacrifices our military families make to serve New Jersey and our country,” said Cleland. “His is a powerful example of how our nation should honor our veterans. I hope all New Jersey military and veteran families support Jon Corzine for Governor. His leadership will provide our troops the support and gratitude they deserve when they come home.”
Also present was National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars George Lisicki.
Cleland, who lost both legs and an arm in Vietnam, was defeated by Republican Saxby Chambliss in 2002. In that race, Chambliss ran an ad about Cleland’s homeland security votes that featured images of Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. Democrats accused Republicans of questioning Cleland's patriotism, and rallied around him in the run up to the 2004 presidential election as a symbol against the Bush administration.