Daggett Wins Big on Ethics while Corzine and Christie Self Destruct

Over at CQ Politics on Replaying the Ethics Card in New Jersey Emily Cadei, CQ-Roll Call point out that Chris Daggett is winning big on the ethics scorecard

The renewed focus on good government stems from a series of revelations raising questions about the propriety of the political operations of both major party nominees for governor: Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie.

The report goes onto state that Chris Daggett’s recent surge in the polls is due to a steady stream of corruption and ethics scandals hitting news and also pointed out that Daggett stung both Corzine and Christie on engaging in a form of corruption known as pay to play.

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Economists: Daggett Tax Plan is Best

UPDATE The Chris Daggett Tax Plan Does Not Raise Taxes. Click Here to Read The Truth

The associated press had three economists review the tax plan of each of the NJ Gubernatorial Candidates. They found strengths and weaknesses in the tax plans from Independent Chris Daggett, Incumbent Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine, and Republican Chris Christie.

The three economists agree Daggett’s plan is the best course of action for easing NJ’s financial woes.

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Sleazy GOP Lies from 101.5 FM – Daggett doesn’t like black people

It is just beyond my comprehension what the GOP doesn’t get about the fact that the sleazy campaigns based on negative attacks and misinformation is not going to win elections. Its the issues stupid! Haven’t they learned that from the McCain and Palin campaign?

Someone should send them that memo, because NJ’s most listened to Radio Station NJ  101.5 FM has become a mouthpiece for the GOP lately spitting out every piece of misinformation about Chris Daggett that they can dream up. It’s particularly shocking because over the last 4 or more years the station has gained a lot of respect among voters for its constant coverage and pressure on corrupt politicians in Trenton gaining a reputation as a true advocate for the citizens of NJ.

But today, the Republican Party and 101.5 FM has sunk to an all time low making up a lie live on air that Independent Candidate for Governor Chris Daggett doesn’t like black people. This has to be one of most sleazy kind of lie and character attack to falsely claim that Chris Daggett is a racist.

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NJ Newspapers Rescind Christie Endorsement and Endorse Daggett

Chris Daggett announced that the Recorder Newspapers have published a strong endorsement of Chris Daggett for Governor.

The newspapers had previously endorsed Christie during the republican primary.  They rescinded their endorsement in part because Christie has failed to offer much greater detail on how he would deal with the state’s fiscal issues.

The also echoed the Star Ledger Endorsement of Chris Daggett calling NJ a “corrupt crew” of a “pirate ship” and saying that it would take an independent like Chris Daggett who does not have to bow to special interests and interests of a political party to fix the mess.


The Recorder Newspapers included  the following newspapers around the state including:  The Bernardsville News, Cedar Grove/Verona Observers, Chatham Courier, The Citizen, Echoes-Sentinel, Florham Park Eagle, Hanover Eagle, Hunterdon Review, Madison Eagle, Morris NewsBee, Mt. Olive Chronicle, Observer-Tribune, The Progress, and The Randolph Reporter.

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Daggett Demands Investigation of BILLIONS Missing From NJ School Construction Fund

In the 3rd Gubernatorial Debate Chris Daggett Nailed Christie and Corzine for Corruption

Daggett went on to call for an investigation into over $6 Billion dollars that is missing from the NJ Schools Construction Fund. Governor Corzine responded that he has already put all the proper controls and regulations in place, but that doesn’t answer the question of where billions of dollars went.

Christie replied that if he is elected governor he would open an investigation. But my question to Christie was the US Attorney General while all of this was happening and Corzine was Governor. Why wait until becoming governor to launch an investigation into billions of dollars missing? And Governor Corzine why haven’t you launched an investigation?

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Chris Daggett Nails Christie and Corzine for Corruption in 3rd Debate

You really have to hand it to Chris Daggett. Not only did he stand toe to toe with Jon Corzine and Chris Christie he really nailed it to them in the 3rd NJ  Gubernatorial Debate. Once again, for the third time in a row, I give this as a notch for Daggett.

Chris Daggett handed it to both Christie and Corzine for corruption saying to fight corruption you need to lead by example.

Daggett then cited specific corrupt activities that Christie and Corzine had engaged in, including illegal campaign finance and pay to play, and neither Corzine or Christie could defend themselves.

Instead, Corzine acknowledges that activity is going on and agrees with Daggett that it needs to stop.

Daggett also called for an investigation into $6 Billion missing from the NJ Schools Construction Fund to which Corzine replied he has already put in all of the controls and regulations he could. Christie replied that as governor of NJ he would launch the investigation.

My question to Chris Christie is why didn’t you launch an investigation while you where the US Attorney General for 7 years?

For full coverage of the 3rd NJ Gubernatorial debate click here

Chris Daggett Wins 3rd NJ Gubernatorial Debate

Chris Daggett wins the 3rd governor debate making it a clean sweep for all three gubernatorial debates in the 2009 NJ Election for Governor.

Corzine said he wont’ cut taxes and stated his plan is more of the same, literally. He said  does have a plan, the one he already has in place. Perhaps someone should let him in on the secret that NJ voters are not happy with his current plan.

Christie continued to offer no details about his budget plan. Christie spent most of his time bickering.  Corzine and Christie went back and forth at each other with more negative attacks on each others character. Christie took a good shot a Corzine’s plan of more of the same, saying someone should inform Corzine that voters are dissatisfied with his current plan

Mean while Daggett continued to tout his plans pointing out that both the Democratic and Republican Parties have made a mess out of the state and he is the only candidate with a plan to get the state out of the mess.

Daggett also hung both Corzine and Christie and Christie out to dry when asked about how to fight corruption. He said to Corzine and Christie the best way to fight corruption is lead ead by example and pointed out that both Christie and Corzine are engaging in illegal campaign financing and pay to play. It was so bad that neither Christie or Corzine could defend their actions. Instead Corzine acknowledged that he and Christie where engaging and such actions and said they need to stop.

Daggett then went on to call for an investigation into billions of dollars that have been stolen from the NJ State Schools Construction Fund.

Daggett opened the debate by pointing out that he is now polling in the low 20’s, which is a psychological barrier that may convince many voters that a vote for Daggett is not a wasted vote.

In his closing argument Daggett called upon all voters to stand up against the corrupt and broken two-party system and tell them its time to end politics as usual.

Below News Coverage and a recap of the entire 3rd NJ Gubernatorial Debate

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