Sen. Frank Lautenberg
Booker, 44, was sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden conducted the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.
The New Jersey U.S. Senate special election primaries were called Tuesday night for Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.
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.
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.
“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.
The social media-savvy mayor posted a link to the 30-second video titled “Run” to Twitter on Tuesday evening.
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.
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.”
One New Jersey county is holding onto its cash to spend on a special election for the U.S. Senate, until county officials find out of the state will reimburse them.
Gov. Chris Christie decided to schedule a primary for August and a special general election for October.
John Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by former AG Jeff Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general.
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.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker officially threw his hat in the ring Saturday for the seat of late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)
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.
New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, a registered Republican, will hold the office until a special election takes place in October and Christie said Chiesa will not run for the seat. He will take office on Monday.