Doug Forrester, with the help of the national GOP, has started a desperate swiftboating campaign against Jon Corzine. Using national GOP funds and a well-orchestrated whisper campaign, the Forrester campaign is resorting to the GOPâ€™s tried and true tactics of race-baiting and questioning the patriotism of Jon Corzine and Democrats.
Radar reports that millions of dollars previously earmarked for Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) are being redirected by the national GOP into Doug Forresterâ€™s coffers:
Increasingly dubious about Santorumâ€™s chances, Capitol Hill sources report GOP powerbrokers have refocused their attentionsâ€”and dollarsâ€”on Doug Forrester, a little-known party hack whoâ€™s currently embroiled in a dead heat race with multi-millionaire Democrat Jon Corzine for New Jerseyâ€™s governorship.
â€œThe party is pouring millions of dollars in PAC money into Forresterâ€™s coffers, but most of that money was previously earmarked for Rick,â€ reports a well-placed Republican senate staffer. â€œItâ€™s disgusting. Rick used to be Bushâ€™s biggest booster on issues like stem-cell research, Social Security, and the Iraq war. Now the White House wonâ€™t even take his phone calls.â€
Leading the charge on this effort is Forresterâ€™s media advisor Greg Stevens â€“ whose firm, Stevens Reed Curcio & Potholm – the same firm that produced the Swift Boat ads against John Kerry, has been paid $16 million so far by Forresterâ€™s campaign….