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2005 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election
Election Date: November 8, 2005

Latest News Stories
Corzine Triumphs - Trenton Times (11/9)
Corzine: "I Know We Can Have an Open And Honest Gov't" - Asbury Park Press (11/9)
New Jersey Democrat Runs Strong Even in GOP Areas - Philadelphia Inquirer (11/9)
Jon Stevens Corzine: From Capitol to State House - New York Times (11/9)
A Frenzied Finish
- Bergen Record (11/8)
Corzine, Forrester ... To Many, a Coin Toss - Star-Ledger (11/8)
Election Eve Finales
- Trenton Times (11/8)
Voters Glad It's Over - Asbury Park Press (11/8)
Corzine, Forrester Fight Into the Finish - Philadelphia Inquirer (11/8)
A Smiley Sunday at the End of a Mean Campaign
- New York Times (11/7)
More News Stories | Biographies


Latest Polls: New Jersey Governor

Poll
Corzine (D)
Forrester (R)
Spread
RCP Average (10/31-11/6)
48.8%
42.4%
Corzine +6.4
51%
46%
Corzine +5
44%
39%
Corzine +5
50%
44%
Corzine +6
52%
45%
Corzine +7
47%
38%
Corzine +9
43%
37%
Corzine +6
43%
41%
Corzine +2
48%
42%
Corzine +6
47%
40%
Corzine +7
44%
40%
Corzine +4
50%
38%
Corzine +12
51%
42%
Corzine +9
51%
41%
Corzine +10
47%
39%
Corzine +8
50%
41%
Corzine +9
49%
40%
Corzine +9
45%
38%
Corzine +7
46%
37%
Corzine +9
50%
43%
Corzine +7
46%
40%
Corzine +6
49%
41%
Corzine +8
48%
40%
Corzine +8
47%
45%
Corzine +2
44%
37%
Corzine +7
45%
38%
Corzine +7
43%
36%
Corzine +7
46%
38%
Corzine +8
48%
44%
Corzine +4
47%
36%
Corzine +11
47%
36%
Corzine +11
49%
31%
Corzine +18
50%
40%
Corzine +10
50%
40%
Corzine +10
45%
37%
Corzine +8
47%
34%
Corzine +13
48%
40%
Corzine +8
50%
38%
Corzine +12
43%
33%
Corzine +10
47%
37%
Corzine +10
47%
40%
Corzine +7
*Republican pollster

Bios

Jon Corzine (D)
Age: 58
Education: B.A., University of Illinois (1969); MBA, University of Chicago (1973).
Political Experience: U.S. Senate, New Jersey (2000 - present).
Professional Experience: Goldman Sachs (1975-1999), Chairman and CEO (1994-1999); Marine Corps Reserves (1969-1975).
Personal: Born on January 1, 1947. Grew up on small family farm in central Illinois.
Video: First Debate (September 20, 2005)
Profiles: New York Times | Bergen Record

Doug Forrester (R)
Age: 52
Education: B.A., Harvard (1975)
; Master's of Divinity, Princeton Seminary (1983).
Political Experience: Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate (2002);
Assistant State Treasurer (1982-1983); Pension Director (1984-1990); Member of West Windsor Township Committee (1979-83); Mayor (1981-82).
Professional Experience: Founder and President, BeneCard Services (1990-Present).
Personal: Born January 24, 1953. Wife Andrea, three children, Alex, Ryan, Briana.
Video: First Debate (September 20, 2005)
Profiles: New York Times |
Bergen Record

More News Stories
Forrester, Corzine Bring Campaigns to Monmouth - Asbury Park Press (11/7)
Corzine, Forrester Reiterate Themes
- Trenton Times (11/7)
Candidates Face Off for Final Time
- Asbury Park Press (11/6)
Forrester, Corzine in Last Dash to Finish Line - Trenton Times (11/6)
Top N.J. Race May Turn on Gush of Bucks
- Philadelphia Inquirer (11/6)
Voters Say Winner Won't Ease the Tax Squeeze - Star-Ledger (11/6)
Sen. Corzine's Run for Governor May Portend a Presidential Bid - Associated Press (11/6)
Rivals Sharpen Personal Attacks
- Trenton Times (11/5)
Race Turns Ugly in Final Days
- Drudge Report (11/5)
Dueling Millionaires
- USA Today (11/4)
Ex-Wife of Corzine Jolts Race
- Philadelphia Inquirer (11/4)
Corzine's Embrace of Liberal Label Surprised Some - Bergen Record (11/4)
Corzine's Ex-Wife Claims He's 'Compromised His Ideals'
- Star-Ledger (11/3)
Clinton Invokes Rosa Parks in Urging Big Turnout for Corzine
- Newsday (11/3)
Poll Shows Corzine Lead Up; GOP Attacks Ethics
- Trenton Times (11/3)
Conservatives May Sit Out Gov Race
- ABC News/AP (11/3)
Forrester Makes a Dogged Ascent Despite Setbacks
- New York Times (11/3)
Candidates' Visions Differ in Debate
- Asbury Park Press (11/2)
Corzine's Mix: Bold Ambitions, Rough Edges
- New York Times (11/2)
Forrester, Corzine Planning Final Blitz
- Star-Ledger (11/2)
Corzine Platform: Study Taxes, Revamp Agencies - Philadelphia Inquirer (11/2)
National Parties Flood Jersey Race with Cash
- Star-Ledger (11/1)
E-mail Causes Controversy
- Asbury Park Press (11/1)
Candidates and the Stem Cell Debate
- New York Times (11/1)
Concern from Corzine, Praise From Forrester on Alito
- Star-Ledger (11/1)
Candidates Think Alike on Fixing State Economy - Bergen Record (11/1)
Forrester Platform: Cut Waste and Taxes - Philadelphia Inquirer (11/1)
Diners Find Campaign '05 Spices Unappetizing
- Trenton Times (10/31)
From Football to Food, Candidates Play the Game - Star-Ledger (10/31)
Corzine the Tightrope Walker - Bergen Record (10/31)
Gubernatorial Race Spending Tops $60M
- Trenton Times (10/30)
Corzine Sees Lead Firm Up
- Bergen Record (10/30)
Forrester Wooing Voters Outside His Base - Newsday/AP (10/30)
Governor Candidates Eye Property Tax Burden - Washington Times/AP (10/30)
Attack Ads Continue, to New Jersey's Dismay - New York Times (10/29)
State Won't Charge Forrester
- Trenton Times (10/28)
Forrester Reverses Field, Backs Stem-Cell Research - Star-Ledger (10/28)
Trenton Candidates Struggle on Property Tax Issue
- New York Times (10/28)
Forrester Steps Up Attack on His Opponent's Ethics
- Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (10/27)
Corzine, Forrester Get Back on Point with Core Supporters - Star-Ledger (10/27)
Gubernatorial Camps Push Mail-in Ballot
- Asbury Park Press (10/27)
Different Solutions to Schools Shortfall
- Bergen Record (10/27)
Forrester Gets Pro-Choice Nod, Risks Support
- Star-Ledger (10/26)
Latinos Savoring Political What-Ifs - Bergem Record (10/26)
Corzine Ad with Paralyzed Man Draws Criticism - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (10/26)
N.J. Dems Don't Mention a 'Culture of Corruption'
- The Hill (10/25)
Corzine Gains an Edge With Women
- Star-Ledger (10/25)
Candidates Split Over Future of Oil-Tainted Petty Island - Asbury Park Press (10/25)
Forrester, Corzine Focus on Health Insurance
- Bergen Record (10/25)
Corzine Back in Greens' Good Graces - Philadelphia Inquirer (10/25)
Governor's Race Could Be a National Barometer
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10/24)
Ominous Signs for Forrester - Trenton Times (10/24)
Criticized on Finances, Corzine Offers a Shrug
- Philadelphia Inquirer (10/24)
'A Bunch of Cowards' on the Death Penalty - Bergen Record (10/24)
Gender Gap Narrowing on Major Issues - Asbury Park Press (10/24)
Consultants Make the Governor's Race Hum
- Star-Ledger (10/24)
Trenton Times Endorses Corzine
| Asbury Park Press Endorses Forrester (10/23)
When It Comes to Corruption, the Candidates Echo a Cure
- Bergen Record (10/23)
In Their Own Words - Asbury Park Press (10/23)
If Codey Had Run, He Might Have Won in a Walk
- New York Times (10/22)
Hillary Clinton, McCain Bolster Gubernatorial Hopefuls
- Star-Ledger (10/22)
Corzine Missing Votes While on Campaign Trail - Asbury Park Press (10/22)
A Few Slivers of Hope for Forrester
- RealClearPolitics (10/21)
Corzine Still Ahead in Race for Governor
- Asbury Park Press (10/21)
Forrester Says Money Is the Stem-Cell Obstacle
- Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (10/21)
Two Outsiders Shine for Moment in Race of N.J. Giants - Bergen Record/AP (10/21)
Corzine Has Some Breathing Room
- Bergen Record/AP (10/20)
Rivals Joust in Prime Time
- Trenton Times (10/19)
In Crowded Ring, Fewer Jabs From Corzine and Forrester
- New York Times (10/19)
Millionaire Corzine Wins Favor with Personal Touch
- Philadelphia Inquirer (10/19)
Candidates Offer a Split Verdict on Top Court - Star-Ledger (10/19)
New Forrester Spot Accuses Corzine Campaign of 'Outright Lies'
- Newsday/AP (10/18)
The Shadow on Corzine's Race Is His History With Torricelli
- New York Times (10/18)
Forrester Questions Timing of Review Results
- Trenton Times (10/18)
Corzine Gets Union's Nod
- Asbury Park Press (10/18)
Corruption? Voters Say They Know It When They See It
- New York Times (10/17)
Forrester Contracts Tied to Entities That Aided His Candidacy
- Phil. Inquirer (10/17)
Candidates Claim to Know the Road to Reform
- Trenton Times (10/17)
What Makes Corzine, Forrester run
- Bergen Record (10/17)
In Forrester-Corzine Fight, Public Images Get Personal - Star-Ledger (10/17)
For Corzine, Government Can Be a Solution
- Philadelphia Inquirer (10/17)
Reaching Out for All the Help They Can Get
- New York Times (10/16)
Crunching the Numbers on Property Tax Plans
- Asbury Park Press (10/16)
Wall Street Tested Corzine as Leader - Bergen Record (10/16)
Q&A: Doug Forrester, In His Own Words - Star-Ledger (10/16)
Laura Bush Visits with Forrester
- Asbury Park Press (10/15)
Corzine Splits Signals on Codey - Star-Ledger (10/15)
Corzine Touts Environment, Forrester Business
- Trenton Times (10/14)
Codey Gets Off Sideline to Help Corzine in Ad - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (10/14)
Reality Check: Jon Corzine's Voting Record - Bergen Record (10/14)
Heavyweights Enter the Ring as Campaign Fight Heats Up
- Star-Ledger (10/13)
Giuliani Stumps for Forrester, Says Change Is Needed
- Newsday/AP (10/13)
Corzine Says He's More Pro-Choice Than Forrester - Asbury Park Press (10/13)
Gov. Rivals Set Spending Record
- 1010 WINS (10/13)
Candidates Clash at Gannett New Jersey Editors' Debate
- Asbury Park Press (10/12)
Corzine Calls Ex-Gov McGreevey Failure in Debate - New York Post (10/12)
Corzine Loses Lead in Governor's Race - Washington Times (10/12)
Hoping History Repeats
- Bergen Record (10/12)
Democrats Fear Codey Rift May Hurt Corzine - Philadelphia Inquirer (10/12)
Rivals Spend at Record Pace - Trenton Times (10/12)
Candidates Clash Over an Ad
- Star-Ledger (10/11)
Forrester Seeks Support with Tax-Relief Plan
- Asbury Park Press (10/11)
Not Seen on TV: The Gov. Candidates at Their Best - New York Times (10/11)
For Also-Runs, Governor's Race Still a Soapbox - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (10/11)
Corzine on Attack as Race Tightens
- Bergen Record (10/10)
Voters Fear the Links to McGreevey and Bush - Star-Ledger (10/10)
A Tough Task Faces the Next Governor - Philadelphia Inquirer (10/10)
Independent Voters Turn the Tide in N.J. Race
- Star-Ledger (10/9)
Forrester's Spiritual Path
- Bergen Record (10/9)
Corzine Puts Stock in Gov't's Will to Do the Right Thing - Bridgewater Courier News (10/9)
Two From CEO Ranks Compete to Run N.J.
- Asbury Park Press (10/9)
Corzine Makes Promise to Fight for Environment
- Trenton Times (10/8)
Gubernatorial Candidates Woo Businesspeople
- Philadelphia Inquirer (10/7)
Forrester, Corzine Make Their Pitch to Black Voters - Star-Ledger (10/7)
Rivals All Over the Airwaves
- Asbury Park Press (10/7)
'Reformers' Rely on Same Old Tactics
- Star-Ledger (10/6)
Forrester, Corzine Trade Jabs on Security - Trenton Times (10/6)
No Longer a Walkover for Corzine
- New York Post (10/5)
Kean Comes to Forrester's Defense
- Bergen Record (10/5)
Candidates Aggressively Court Hispanic Vote - Star-Ledger (10/5)
Stem-Cell Research a 'Political Wedge'
- Philadelphia Inquirer (10/5)
Gloves Come Off as Election Day Nears
- Asbury Park Press/AP (10/4)
Notes and Quotes from the Campaign Trail
- Star-Ledger (10/4)
Race for the State House Heats Up
- Trenton Times (10/3)
Governor's Race Tightens - Washington Times (10/3)
Experts: Candidates Scrapping Over Small Group
- Asbury Park Press/AP (10/3)
Voters Still Not Focused on Race for Governor - Trenton Times (10/3)
For Corzine, Senate Record Shows Loyalty to the Left
- New York Times (10/2)
Race Tightens as Ad Leaves Corzine Spouse-Broken
- New York Post/AP (10/2)
'Pay-to-Play' Ban: A Way Around It?
- Star-Ledger (10/1)
Corzine, Forrester Vow an Ethical Clean Sweep - Trenton Times (10/1)
Forrester's Campaign Comes to Cherry Hill
- Philadelphia Inquirer (10/1)
Clinton's a Hit at Corzine Rally
- Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (9/30)

Poll: Voters Doubt Sincerity of Tax-Cut Plans
- Asbury Park Press (9/30)
Corzine, Lautenberg Among Dems Voting Against Roberts - Trenton Times (9/30)
Forrester Closing Gap with Corzine
- Philadelphia Inquirer (9/29)
As Corzine Lead Wilts, Clinton Gets Call - New York Daily News (9/29)
Corzine Gave Donation to N.J. Legal Foe - Asbury Park Press (9/29)
Corzine Gave $2.6M to State Black Church Groups - Bergen Record (9/29)
Governor Hopefuls Attack Each Other on Taxes - New York Times (9/29)
Rivals Blanket TV Airwaves with a Barrage of Advertising - Star-Ledger (9/29)
Race Still Up in the Air
- Asbury Park Press (9/28)
Battle of the Millionaires As Corzine Leads Forrester - New York Observer (9/28)
Corzine Cuts His Goldman Sachs Ties
- New York Times (9/28)
Benecard Lawsuit Stays Sealed - Trenton Times (9/28)
Corzine's Aid to Black Clergy Soared in '04 - Star-Ledger (9/28)
Forrester Queries Pro-Corzine Ministers
- Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (9/27)
Sec. of State Thomas Plans to Take No Role to Aid Corzine
- Star-Ledger (9/27)
Security Arises as Pivotal Issue in Race for Governor
- Trenton Times (9/26)
2.8 Million People Who'll Decide the Statehouse
- Star-Ledger (9/25)
NJN Says Forrester Not Part of Second Debate
- Asbury Park Press/AP (9/25)
Governor Race a Real Snoozer - Trenton Times (9/24)
Governor Candidates Court Tenant Votes
- Trenton Times (9/23)
Fiscal Reality Takes a Knife to Corzine's Pricy Agenda - Star-Ledger (9/23)
Corzine Will Not Support Roberts
- Trenton Times (9/22)
Pretense on Property Taxes
- Star-Ledger (9/22)
Gov. Candidates Oppose Gay Marriage, and Constitutional Ban - Phil. Inquirer/AP (9/22)
A Lively Debate for Governor
- Star-Ledger (9/21)
Past of Democrat in Forrester Ad Is Attacked - New York Times (9/21)
Gubernatorial Debates: Round 1 Tonight
- Star-Ledger (9/20)
Corzine, Forrester Give Plans for Higher Ed
- Philadelphia Inquirer/AP (9/20)
Candidates Are All Business
- Trenton Times (9/19)
Issues That Need Debate
- Star-Ledger (9/19)
Corzine's Divorce Looms
- Bergen Record (9/19)
Forrester's Camp Finds Times Taxing - Trenton Times (9/19)
Corzine Still Defined by Personal Fortune
- Asbury Park Press (9/18)
Corzine's Success Had Humble Beginning
- Bergen Record (9/18)
Forrester Touts Plan for Education - Asbury Park Press (9/17)
As Governor, Corzine Says He'd Rein in Authorities - Star-Ledger (9/17)
Republicans Allege Widespread Voter Fraud in 2004
- Trenton Times (9/16)
Forrester Knows About Taxes, but Not Much Else - Star-Ledger (9/16)
Corzine Proposes Stem Cell Initiative
- Trenton Times (9/15)
Ad Campaign: Corzine's Views on Property Taxes - New York Times (9/15)
Forrester Ad Seems to Play Up Corzine's Divorce - Bergen Record (9/14)
Gubernatorial Debates to Have 4 Voices
- Star-Ledger (9/14)
Rivals Gain Endorsements
- Asbury Park Press (9/14)
GOP Accuses Corzine of Profiting from Enron
- Philadelphia Inquirer (9/14)
At Last, Corzine Challenges the Bosses - Star-Ledger (9/14)
Corzine, Forrester Outline Plans for Poor
- Trenton Times (9/13)
In Fantasy Matchup, Forrester Would Defeat McGreevey, Not Codey
- Star-Ledger (9/13)
Corzine's Lead Over Forrester Has Grown
- Star-Ledger (9/12)
Candidates Not Talking Much About Security
- Asbury Park Press (9/11)
Kerry Bashes Bush, Endorses Corzine at Rally
- Star-Ledger (9/11)
State Probing Forrester Contributions
- Star-Ledger (9/10)
Corzine Vows to Seek Bonds to Finish School Construction
- New York Times (9/9)
John Kerry to Make Visit to Lawrence - Trenton Times (9/9)
Settlement of Suit Against Forrester's Company Falls Apart - Star-Ledger (9/9)
Forrester Unveils Reform Agenda
- Asbury Park Press (9/8)
Dems Up Campaign Ante - Trenton Times (9/8)
Candidates Agree to Two Debates but Keep Sniping
- Star-Ledger (9/7)
A Gov Race That's Off Course - Philadelphia Inquirer (9/6)
GOP Boss Wilson Goes for Corzine's Jugular
- Trenton Times (9/6)
Game on, Gloves Off - Star-Ledger (9/6)
It's Time to Address the Issues - Star-Ledger (9/5)
Forrester Slams Corzine for Not Ruling Out a Gas-Tax Increase
- Asbury Park Press (9/2)
Corzine Faces Ethics Complaint
- Philadelphia Inquirer (9/2)
Forrester Firm Still at Issue After Ruling
- Star-Ledger (9/1)
Corzine Says New Jersey Pension Should Diversify to Cut Deficit
- Bloomberg (9/1)
Candidates Yet to Agree on Details of Debates
- New York Times
(8/31)
Forrester Plugs 30% Property Tax Cut Plan - Asbury Park Press (8/30)
Forrester Claims High Ground on Ethics Issues -
Asbury Park Press (8/30)
Not Waiting for Labor Day, Corzine Puts Message on Air
- New York Times (8/30)
Storm Clouds Gather Over Campaigns
- Trenton Times (8/29)
For Next Governor, a Chance to Fill Benches of State's High Court
- New York Times (8/28)
Focus on Corzine Holdings
- Trenton Times (8/28)
Forrester's Insurance Firm Is Asked for More Documents
- Philadelphia Inquirer (8/25)
Forrester Backs More Surveillance to Deter Terrorism - Star-Ledger (8/25)
Forrester's Gloves Are Up, but Jaw Is Wide Open
- Star-Ledger (8/24)
Political Barn Burner Set
- Trenton Times (8/22)
Corzine, Forrester Already in Gear
- Star-Ledger (8/21)
Calif. Governor Stars at N.J. GOP Fund-Raiser - Asbury Park Press/AP (8/20)
Kushner, Forrester Firms Did Business - Star-Ledger (8/20)
Forrester Charges Corzine Sought State Subsidies to Buy Nets - Bergen Record (8/19)
Right-to-Life Group Skips Endorsement
- Trenton Times (8/19)
Forrester Criticized Over Drug Rebates - Philadelphia Inquirer (8/19)
Focus Turns to Corzine Firms
- Trenton Times (8/18)
Power Brokers Got Thousands From Forrester - New York Times (8/18)
Forrester Tax Status at Issue
- Trenton Times (8/17)
Rivals for Governor Bare Their Tax Forms
- Star-Ledger (8/16)
Forrester's Riches May No Longer Be Asset
- Philadelphia Inquirer (8/15)
Corzine's Handouts Called into Question - Bergen Record (8/14)
Funds Hot in the Summertime - Trenton Times (8/14)
Higher Education Costs an Issue in Gov. Race - Asbury Park Press (8/14)
A Year After McGreevey Scandal, N.J. Politics Rolls on
- Bergen Record (8/12)
Unions Staying Behind Corzine
- Trenton Times (8/12)
Corzine Holds Lead in Gubernatorial Race
- Star-Ledger (8/11)
Teachers' Group Endorses Corzine - Bergen Record (8/11)

Corzine, Forrester Each Busy Putting Out Political Fires - Associated Press (8/10)
Democrats Want Investigation of Forrester - Trenton Times (8/10)
Old Law May Block Forrester's Plan to Fund Bid - Philadelphia Inquirer
(8/7)
Report: Corzine Invested $7M with Casino Operator - Newsday/AP (8/5)
GOP Targets Corzine Over Gift to Ex-Girlfriend - TrentonTimes (8/5)
Corzine Gave Boss of Union $470,000 - Star Ledger (8/4)
Corzine Low Key as Other Democrats Rip Forrester - Asbury Park Press (8/4)
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