Corzine introduces 'trusted friend' running mate

July 25, 2009 1:15:18 PM PDT
Gov. Jon Corzine has officially introduced Loretta Weinberg as his running mate for the November election, calling the feisty northern New Jersey state senator someone he trusts "absolutely, completely." Weinberg received an extended standing ovation from colleagues and supporters after Corzine made the announcement Saturday at the Bergen County Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Weinberg said she and Corzine are ready "to climb the steep hill to keep our government in progressive Democratic hands."

The two then embarked on a series of campaign stops in southern Jersey. Their joint appearance followed the openings of Corzine campaign offices around the state.

The selection of Weinberg was hailed by party leaders. Among them was Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts Jr., who cited her "impeccable record" on issues such as fighting for more open government.

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