With their proposed Brooklyn arena already an issue in the New York mayoral election, the Nets have now become part of the New Jersey gubernatorial race as well. GOP candidate Doug Forrester claims his Democratic opponent, Sen. Jon Corzine, tried to get $160 million in state funding to help him purchase the team last year.
- Forrester Says Corzine Sought State Subsidies in Talks on Buying Nets, Despite His Denials - David W. Chen - New York Times
- Forrester criticized over drug rebates - Robert Moran - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Forrester charges Corzine sought state subsidies to buy Nets - Paul H. Johnson - Bergen Record