Christie defeats Corzine in Sweeney’s home county

In Gloucester County, home base of state Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford), Chris Christie has defeated incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine,47.3% to 43.9%.

Christie was also officially determined to be the victor in Hunterdon (65.7% to 25.4%) and Sussex (63.7% to 25.8%) counties.

Sweeney announced in the fall that he has the 14 votes necessary to defeat Senate President Richard Codey (D-Roseland) for leadershipin the senate Democratic caucus. Christie defeats Corzine in Sweeney’s home county