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  •  Christie will be reelected in NJ, to the chagrin.. (4+ / 0-)

    ..of us Booker fans.  But as a national figure, he's done.  If I were a GOPer, I'd never forgive him for that bear hug.

    Bloomberg's taken a hit due to incompetence.

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

    by PatriciaVa on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:28:09 PM PST

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    •  Jury still out on Christie (4+ / 0-)

      While Long Island seems to have the slowest and worst of the recovery so far, all is not hunky-dory in New Jersey. Some Shore communities are still heavily damaged; many places along the coast got 8-12 inches of snow on top of the effects of the hurricane.

      In addition, there are isolated pockets of the state that remain without power; my mother expects power back this Saturday, and a friend of mine was told "Thanksgiving" when he asked when his power would come back.

      So there is still time for the state to sour on Chris Christie. Cory Booker is actually in a decent position to capitalize on this as he is only responsible for Newark. Christie is responsible for the entire state which takes a lot more coordination for people with a lot more disparate needs.

      I'd think Christie-Booker would still shape up extremely well. If Christie takes a hit from his handling of the recovery it will come from his voter base in Monmouth and Ocean counties, which delivered him the governorship in 2009 and will be vital to his re-election efforts.

      If Booker and state Dems can turn out the vote he has a very good shot. Independents (and more than a few Democrats disgusted by Corzine) broke for Christie and he still only managed to win by 4-5 points with an indy candidate taking votes from Corzine.

      I haven't seen Christie's approval numbers but in mid-October it was 52 approve/44 disapprove which is a good, not great, place for an incumbent... we shall see. But don't count out Cory yet!

      Now I don't know but I been told/it's hard to run with the weight of gold
      Other hand I heard it said/it's just as hard with the weight of lead

      by ekthesy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:43:57 PM PST

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