Allies of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) are trying to help a conservative challenger to former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie win the GOP gubernatorial primary, the New York Times reports. Corzine faces a backlash from voters over the recession — and his past role as head of Goldman Sachs, the former investment bank that seemed to be pulling all the string at Treasury during the financial industry bailout. The governor’s allies see Christie as a potential victor in the general election, and are working instead to vault right-wing Steven M. Lonegan ahead in the race. Lonegan’s flat-tax and anti-abortion views aren’t likely to play well in a general election in New Jersey, the Times writes. Read the story here.