So how did he spend all of that money? I certainly can't account for all of it, but I know that he sent a good chunk of it to Florida, funding political "poll" calls, most of which were anything but. These "push polls" go something like this: a few legitimate questions to make it feel like a true poll, followed by questions that are intended to push an idea about a candidate. One of the most well-known examples of this occurred during the 2000 Republican Presidential primary, when Karl Rove used a push poll with the question "Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?"
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So did all of this chicanery work? Well, Corzine won the race by just four percentage points (less than 5,000 votes), so you'd have to think so. Am I proud to have been involved? No, but I think we all know what it's like to be young and broke. Is anything about Corzine a reason to vote Republican? Not for anyone in the current field.