you're reading...

The Corzine Curse, Part II

   Governor Jon Corzine is peddling his unpopularity again in Atlantic City.   Save Jersey’s Zebulon Pike blogs:

Governor Jon S. Corzine will be in Atlantic County tomorrow. He’s headlining a fundraiser for embattled Sheriff Jim McGettigan. McGettigan was already facing ethics accusations and the fallout from a disastrous 2007 freeholder-bid [sic]. Now there’s blood in the surf, and McGettigan’s weakness has given rise to a serious challenge from Frank Balles. It’s a hard-knock life, ain’t it?

So how does Governor Corzine come in to this sordid tale? GOP County Chairman Keith Davis thinks the governor should send a message by staying away:

“By withdrawing from the event, the Governor can make an unequivocal statement that he is committed to ending pay to play and the practice of wheeling campaign contributions and that he will refuse to lend his presence, the prestige of his office, or his assistance to those who violate existing financing laws,” said Davis in a press release.

Davis alleged that, during his failed county executive campaign last year, McGettigan accepted $77,000 from the Atlantic County Democratic Party that had been “wheeled” in from out-of-county organizations and union groups, despite a county ordinance forbidding the practice that was passed last year.

Davis said that he plans to file a court complaint against McGettigan if he does not return the contributions.

It is worth noting that Sheriff McGettigan had a disastrous County Executive-bid, not a Freeholder-bid as mentioned above.


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: