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New Jersey - Corzine Picks Jewish State Senator As Lieutenant Governor Running Mate

Published on: July 24, 2009 05:17 PM
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New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine talks with state Sen. Loretta Weinberg at a Bergen County meeting in 2007. Photo Credit: George McNish/The Star-LedgerNew Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine talks with state Sen. Loretta Weinberg at a Bergen County meeting in 2007. Photo Credit: George McNish/The Star-Ledger

New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, has chosen state Sen. Loretta Weinberg as his running mate, according to a top Democratic official. Weinberg, 74, gained a reputation for taking on members of her own party, the AP reports.

She represents District 37, which encompasses several communities of Bergen County. Prior to her election to the senate, she served in the state Assembly, on the Teaneck City Council, and as the assistant administrator to Bergen County, according to her Web site.

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She was born in New York, graduated from the University of California, and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, her site says.

Corzine is set to make the official announcement Saturday.

He and Weinberg face against Republicans Christopher Christie, a former U.S. attorney for New Jersey, and Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno.

This is the first election in which New Jersey’s voters will elect a lieutenant governor.

Last year State Senator Weinberg, made headlines when she revealed that she lost her life savings in Mr. Madoff’s investment firm.


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 Jul 24, 2009 at 06:14 PM teaneck Says:

She is an outstanding senator and she is a real roll model for every politician. She should be the governor and not corzine.

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 Jul 27, 2009 at 12:08 AM englewood Says:

she is so liberal it disgusts me.. i am embarrassed she is jewish
she is in the forefront of wanting to legalize homosexual marriage in new jersey
she is pro tax and anti school vouchers/choice
she is a disaster!!!
im voting republican this year, corzine really messed up our state economy

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