03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How The Star Ledger Gave Jon Corzine A Lifeline

If New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine wins a second term Tuesday, it will come in spite of a struggling economy and rising unemployment.

And, also, because of it.

Because when The (Newark) Star-Ledger, the state's largest newspaper, could no longer afford to keep one of its best reporters on his beat, it turned out the Corzine campaign could. And in doing so, it gained a secret weapon in what looked like a hopeless race.

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