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Corzine's latest Christie TV hit

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
The race in New Jersey has shifted a bit in recent weeks with revelations of Republican Chris Christie's undisclosed loan to a subordinate as well as the issue over those traffic tickets.

Now, the Corzine campaign looks to capitalize on those with a broadcast and cable TV buy in Philadelphia and New York. The ad is called "Required."


"We are going every day from now until the election to explain to NJ residents the very clear choice between candidates," Corzine adviser Sean Darcy tells First Read. "There is a lot of work to be done, but we certainly intend to explain in great detail the significant accomplishments Governor Corzine has, while also letting voters know what a vote for either candidate means for the state's long-term future."

And in case you're wondering (as we were) if the Corzine campaign deliberately used the most unflattering photos of Christie, Darcy said, "We didn't go out of our way for any particular footage. The shots used are pretty standard with regard to Christie's appearance. We are generally barred from going into his open public events, so we have to make do with what we get outside."