Jon Corzine: The Senator From Goldman?

The Wall Street superstar eyes a political prize

Jon S. Corzine has been to the pinnacle of the investment banking world. In 25 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he rose to chairman and chief executive, engineered the firm's stellar IPO, and snagged over $300 million worth of stock when he departed in May. Now, Corzine is preparing to dive into another rough-and-tumble world: politics. He will form a committee in the last week in May to explore a 2000 run for the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey.

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