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Corzine Wins Dems Vote for N.J. Governor

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    Corzine Wins Dems Vote for N.J. Governor
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    New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine accepts an award at the Seeds Of Peace Annual Benefit Dinner at The Plaza Hotel May 27, 2009 in New York City.

    Incumbent New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine has won the state's Democratic gubernatorial nomination and will seek his second term in November.

    Corzine easily defeated three little-known competitors Tuesday in a low-key primary election. The Associated Press called the race based on an analysis of partial election results.

    The 62-year-old will have a tougher challenge in November. Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan are battling for the Republican nomination.

    Corzine is a former U.S. senator and ex-CEO at Wall Street investment firm Goldman Sachs. The wealthy Illinois native spent $40 million, most from his own pocket, on his first gubernatorial campaign in 2005.

    He kicked off his campaign in West Orange on Tuesday night with Vice President Joe Biden. Another rally is planned Thursday with rocker Jon Bon Jovi.