Chris Christie Governor Elect for New Jersey
Tuesday, November 3rd, New Jersey held its gubernatorial election for 2010, which included the offices of governor and the newly created lieutenant governor. The two positions were grouped together as a single choice, so every candidate running for governor had a running mate on the ballet. The democratic incumbent was Jon Corzine, who has been criticized for corrupting New Jersey’s governing system and very disliked by many citizens of New Jersey. Republican candidate Chris Christie had been leading in the polls, but only by a small margin, before the election on Tuesday. Corzine had been closing the gap, but was running out of time. Corzine relied heavily on the support of President Obama and Vice President Biden instead of promoting himself.
Christie did a good job at promoting his candidacy for governor, but New Jersey citizens were torn about electing him because many state and union workers would be in risk of losing their jobs. Christie had claimed that he would cut taxes and he would try to bring more jobs to New Jersey, but in order to do that people are going to lose their current jobs and the governor-elect may not be able to create more jobs as he cuts jobs.
New jersey’s unemployment status has continued to rise since the recession began, but maybe Christie can help. Maybe this is the change that New Jersey is looking for! Or it could be the ultimate demise of the state’s economy. Despite a candidates political affiliation, when that candidate takes office the governed body needs to support their leader. If people cannot support their leader, then there will be many disagreements and quarrels regarding issues at a time when people need to forget about differences and come together in one voice.
There is a huge power struggle in New Jersey now. The state may have a Republican governor, but the state has many democratic politicians that are going to need Christie to reason with them and Christie will need these democrats to understand that something needs to be done to save New Jersey from any further financial stress. Without cooperation under good, clear guidance, New Jersey’s politics will fail and people will lose faith in the government. Good Luck Governor Elect Christie, from a New Jersey Democrat.