Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Vice President Joe Biden congratulates Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) after administering a ceremonial swearing-in as his mother Carolyn Booker looks on in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Captiol. October 31, 2013. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker Sworn In As U.S. Senator

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.

10/31/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan

Lonegan, Booker Declared Winners Of New Jersey Senate Primaries

The New Jersey U.S. Senate special election primaries were called Tuesday night for Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.

08/13/2013

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

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

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

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Union County, N.J., Withholding Funding For Special Senate Election

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.

06/15/2013

Frank Pallone delivering more than 3,000 petitions to Division of Elections in Trenton. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Primary Battles Set As Deadline Passes To Enter New Jersey Senate Race

Gov. Chris Christie decided to schedule a primary for August and a special general election for October.

06/10/2013

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman. (credit: Office of the Attorney General)

Christie Appoints Acting State Attorney General

John Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by former AG Jeff Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general.

06/10/2013

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

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

Booker Makes Official Announcement For Senate Run

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.)

06/08/2013

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

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (credit: NJ AG's Office)

Christie Picks Chiesa For Senate As Holt Announces Run For Lautenberg’s Seat

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.

06/06/2013

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