EAST BRUNSWICK – Gov. Jon Corzine says he just called the victor in this gubernatorial contest, Republican Chris Christie.
"I have never been more honored than to serve as the United States Senator and to be the governor of this great state has been a great joy I never could have imagined,"Corzine tells the crowd.
Staffers fight tears, wipe them away.
"It is important that we fight for healthcare, it is important that New Jerseyans fight for education, the right to collective bargaining," Corzine says.
He names his allies. Thanks them.
Campaign Manager Maggie Moran. State Party Chairman Joe Cyran.
The young people.
He thanks Chris Daggett. He thankshis family.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-Ciffside Park) and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone stand onstage with the governor.
Corzine thanks them too.