Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker Sworn In As U.S. SenatorBooker, 44, was sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden conducted the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.
Lonegan, Booker Declared Winners Of New Jersey Senate PrimariesThe New Jersey U.S. Senate special election primaries were called Tuesday night for Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.
Lautenberg's Widow Endorses Rep. Frank Pallone For Senate SeatBonnie 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.
Poll: Booker Has 'Insurmountable Lead' In Senate Primary RaceThe 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.
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.
Booker Releases First Ad In U.S. Senate RaceThe social media-savvy mayor posted a link to the 30-second video titled "Run" to Twitter on Tuesday evening.
N.J. Supreme Court Won't Hear Arguments On Special Election DateNew 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.
N.J. Senate Hopeful Wants Debates Ahead Of August Special Election PrimaryRep. 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.''
Union County, N.J., Withholding Funding For Special Senate ElectionOne 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.
Primary Battles Set As Deadline Passes To Enter New Jersey Senate RaceGov. Chris Christie decided to schedule a primary for August and a special general election for October.
Christie Appoints Acting State Attorney GeneralJohn Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by former AG Jeff Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general.
Rep. Frank Pallone Joins Race For Lautenberg's Senate SeatU.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.