Star-Ledger: Codey says White House talked to him about Corzine withdrawal

Senate President Richard Codey says the White House talked to him about running for Governor if Jon Corzine dropped his re-election bid, according to a must-read story in the Star-Ledger. Codey says that Corzine was close to ending his bid for a second term last July, especially after a large group of Hudson County politicians were arrested on federal corruption charges, and said that White House political director Patrick Gaspard told him their internal polls had him leading Republican Christopher Christie.

Star-Ledger: Codey says White House talked to him about Corzine withdrawal