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FILE -In this Saturday, July 25, 2009 file photograph, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine gestures as he addresses a crowd in Englewood, N.J. New Jersey’s three candidates for governor will hold their first debate Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. A poll out Thursday has Corzine pulling within 3 points of Republican challenger Chris Christie. Eight percent of the likely voters polled backed Independent Chris Daggett. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)