CHERRY HILL – Gov. Jon Corzine jumps onto a stage in front of hundreds of union workers in the parking lot behind Camden County Democratic Party headquarters.
"You must send a message that the labor movement is alive and well," Corzine yells. "Let's win tonight. We are ten hours and ten minutes away. If we get out the vote, we win this election. I ain't gonna lay off 10,000-20,000 public employees. We're gonna build power plants and get our union brothers back to work. The only thing that counts is bottom up."
The speech is shouted out to the throng of men and women stretched out in front of the stage.
"We're gonna win this because of you," yells Corzine to a roar of approval before falling into the embrace of Donald Norcross, the man who helped build this vaunted South Jersey labor organization.