Corzine gets his first endorsement from The Record; Press of Atlantic City flips to Christie

The Record’s endorsement of a second term for the governor marks the first time Jon Corzine has won the support of the North Jersey newspaper. The Record endorsed Bob Franks for U.S. Senate in 2000 and Douglas Forrester for Governor in 2005.

The Press of Atlantic City, which endorsed Corzine four years ago, today endorsed Christie.

The Asbury Park Press and the Courier-Post, which both endorsed Christie today, have never supported Corzine: Both backed Franks and Forrester. The Trenton Times endorsement of Corzine was the governor’s third: the newspaper supported him for U.S. Senate in 2000 and for Governor in 2005.

Corzine has also been endorsed by the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Republican Christopher Christie has won endorsements from the Courier-News and the Home News Tribune.

The Star-Ledger went with independent Christopher Daggett.

Still no endorsements from: the Daily Record, the Press of Atlantic City, the Jersey Journal, the Gloucester County Times, the Express-Times, the Trentonian, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post.

Corzine’s newspaper endorsement record:

New York Times: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
Courier-News: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Home News Tribune: Corzine 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Star-Ledger: Corzine 2000, Forrester 2005, Daggett 2009
Courier-Post: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
The Record: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Corzine 2009
Asbury Park Press: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005, Christie 2009
Trenton Times: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005, Corzine 2009
Daily Record: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005
Press of Atlantic City: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005, Chrristie 2009
Jersey Journal: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005
Gloucester County Times: Franks 2000, Corzine2005
Express-Times: Franks 2000, Corzine 2005
New York Daily News: Corzine 2000, Corzine 2005
New York Post: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005
Trentonian: Franks 2000, Forrester 2005

Corzine gets his first endorsement from The Record; Press of Atlantic City flips to Christie