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Newark Mayor Cory Booker with Former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley in Newark, N.J. - June 8, 2013 (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Report: Booker Strays From Campaign Events, Leads Polls

Booker holds a commanding 40-point lead in the latest Quinnipiac University poll in the race to fill late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat.

07/28/2013

Bonnie Lautenberg endorses Rep. Frank Pallone for Senate, July 22, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Lautenberg’s Widow Endorses Rep. Frank Pallone For Senate Seat

Bonnie Lautenberg also took a few mild swipes at Pallone’s chief Democratic competitor in next month’s primary, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as a candidate whose numerous TV appearances and celebrity connections won’t necessarily translate to effective governing.

07/22/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Poll: Booker Has ‘Insurmountable Lead’ In Senate Primary Race

The Monmouth University survey released Tuesday shows Booker with the support of 49 percent of Democrats likely to vote in the Aug. 13 primary. His closest competitor, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, got 12 percent.

07/16/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker with Former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley in Newark, N.J. - June 8, 2013 (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Cory Booker Wants ‘New Blood’ In U.S. Senate

“It’s time that we have voices in Washington that are not about left or right, but really about getting problems solved, bringing people together, and really making progress,” Booker said Wednesday.

07/10/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (file / credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Poll: Booker Has Name Recognition On His Side In N.J. Senate Primary

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows 56 percent of New Jersey voters surveyed have a favorable opinion of the 44-year-old Newark mayor. Twenty-seven percent say they don’t know enough about Booker to form an opinion.

07/09/2013

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decisions Celebrated In West Village

Crowds Rally In NYC To Celebrate High Court’s Ruling On DOMA

Crowds rallied in the West Village Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday striking down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples.

06/26/2013

Still shot of Mayor Cory Booker in his 'Run' ad (credit: YouTube)

Booker Releases First Ad In U.S. Senate Race

The social media-savvy mayor posted a link to the 30-second video titled “Run” to Twitter on Tuesday evening.

06/25/2013

FILE - A voting booth in Fort Lee, NJ (Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

N.J. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Arguments On Special Election Date

New Jersey’s top court has decided not to hear arguments on when Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a special U.S. Senate election, effectively leaving the date at Oct. 16.

06/20/2013

Lawmakers launch "Raise the Wage" campaign to increase minimum wage, June 19, 2013. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

N.J. Democrats Push Ballot Measure To Increase Minimum Wage

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver may be opponents in the U.S. Senate race, but they are teammates in pushing voters to approve raising by $1 the current minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 per hour.

06/19/2013

Rep. Frank Pallone (credit: pallone.house.gov)

N.J. Senate Hopeful Wants Debates Ahead Of August Special Election Primary

Rep. Frank Pallone released a statement Monday saying voters should be able to make a decision that is not “based solely on slick TV ads and 20-second sound bites.”

06/17/2013

Rep. Frank Pallone (file / credit: Office of Rep. Frank Pallone)

Rep. Frank Pallone Joins Race For Lautenberg’s Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said Sunday that he is officially in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Frank Lautenberg.

06/09/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Campaign Staffer: Cory Booker To Enter N.J. Senate Race

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is planning to enter the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Frank Lautenberg, a member of Booker’s campaign staff said Friday.

06/07/2013

FILE -- Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Christie, Buono Easily Win N.J. Primary Nominations

Christie defeated conservative Seth Grossman in the Republican primary, and Buono won over Troy Webster, an aide to the mayor of East Orange, in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night.

06/04/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Christie Calls For October Special Election To Fill Lautenberg’s Senate Seat

The governor made an announcement during a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Trenton. The special primary would be Aug. 13, with the special election held Oct. 16.

06/04/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Booker Hauls In Nearly $2 Million In Contributions For U.S. Senate Race

Booker plans to wait until after the November gubernatorial election to formally announce whether he will run for senate. He filed paperwork in January that allows him to raise money for a campaign.

04/16/2013

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