By Darryl R. Isherwood | November 6th, 2012 - 11:32pm
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Only once in history has a ticket lost the home states of both the presidential and vice presidential candidates and still been victorious.

That year was 1916 and the candidate was none other than New Jersey's former Gov. Woodrow Wilson,  Woodrow was joined on the ticket by former Indiana Gov. Thomas Marshall.  That ticket lost both states and still went on to victory.

The last time both members of the ticket lost their home state was 1972, when Democrat George McGovern lost his home state of South Dakota and Vice Presidential nominee Sargent Shriver lost Maryland.

Overall, both members of a ticket have lost their home states 17 times since 1824.

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"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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