JERSEY'S FALLING STAR

CHRISTIE WHITMAN FACES VOTERS ANGRY OVER TAXES AND CAR-INSURANCE RATES

New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman's campaign is in trouble, but you wouldn't know it from the breezy air and Ralph Lauren setting of her latest television commercial. The Governor strolls through rolling hills and lush gardens, tossing a football with her family. Taylor Whitman, 18, sporting a blue button-down shirt and crisp chinos, praises his mother's integrity while posing in front of a well-landscaped flower bed. Kate Whitman, 20, talks about the candidate's ability to "forget all the political stuff and be a mom" while ambling past a hunt-country-style wooden fence in tennis shorts and sweater. The ad is clearly intended...

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