By Pat Loeb

MT. HOLLY, N.J. (CBS) – The candidates for New Jersey governor finished the last big weekend of the race with a flurry of campaign appearances.

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Mt. Holly’s High Street was closed off so Incumbent republican Governor Chris Christie could park his bus and speak, right there, then shake hands with the enthusiastic crowd.

“Thank you for doing everything to make Jersey strong, again,” this woman said to Christie.

Christie highlighted his success at working across party lines, as he has throughout the campaign, but he also made a partisan pitch to encourage republican voting:

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“We are going to have new county officials all over the state that are republican, new local mayors, maybe even a republican majority in the state legislature,” he said.

Democrat Barbara Buono skipped South Jersey, but Senator Cory Booker made multiple stops campaigning for local candidates. In Cherry Hill, he told a crowd there was still hope for her:

“I believe David can beat Goliath,” Booker said. “I believe Daniel can rise up from the lion’s den, I even believe Mohammad Ali could beat Leon Spinks.”

Polls suggest otherwise. Of course, however, the only poll that counts is election day.

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