DNC chairman: Corzine lost because of ‘local and state issues’

Worth noting is a huge load of crap from Democratic National Chairman Tim Kaine, who issued a press release last night suggesting that he never really thought Jon Corzine would win re-election. "In New Jersey, the party in power in the White House hasn't won the Governor's office since 1985… It would have been historic if not unprecedented to win one or both of these races given historical trends," Kaine wrote.

The race for Governor "turned on local and state issues and circumstances and on the candidates in each race – and despite what some will certainly claim – the results are not predictive of the future or reflective of the national mood or political environment," Kaine said. "Exit polls showed that both races turned on local issues… the President's approval ratings are better today than the share of the vote he received in 2008."

DNC chairman: Corzine lost because of ‘local and state issues’