Three influential African American ministers, Rev. Reginald Jackson, Rev. Dr. David Jefferson Sr. and Rev. Dr. Calvin McKinney, today endorsed Gov. Jon Corzine for re-election.
"I have not in the past and am not today making this endorsement lightly. This endorsement is made after much wrestling and soul searching. But it is an endorsement that I strongly make," Jackson said. " It's hard to be popular in tough economic times, but to his credit Jon Corzine has made the tough calls.:
Jackson is the pastor at St. Matthew AME Church and executive director of the Black Ministers' Council of New Jersey, which represents more than 600 African American churches in the State of New Jersey McKinney is a member of General Baptist Convention of New Jersey Inc, the largest body of Christians of African descent representing over 400 churches with a congregant base in excess of 300,000. Jefferson is pastor of the Metropolitan Church, Newark, New Jersey.