A new Quinnipiac University poll finds the race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey has tightened. The special election is scheduled for Oct. 16.
Booker’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissiehe, called the posting “offensive and fundamentally out of step with New Jersey values.”
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Rep. Rush Holt, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Rep. Frank Pallone are all scheduled to be at Montclair State University on Monday night for a debate that is scheduled to be shown live on NJTV.
The social media-savvy mayor posted a link to the 30-second video titled “Run” to Twitter on Tuesday evening.
The Senate’s budget committee sent to the full Senate on Thursday a bill that would ban guns of 50-caliber or more.
With flight delays mounting, the Senate approved hurry-up legislation Thursday night to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.
In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”
Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.
Amid a handful of allegations that threaten to mar his reputation in the Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., continues to maintain his innocence, decrying the accusations as right-wing attempts to “destroy” his career and invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting his faith that justice will win out.
Despite the announcement, Lautenberg vowed to “keep fighting hard as ever” for his constituents.
The 69-year-old said he has spoken to some people in the New Jersey GOP about a run, but he didn’t say what they told him.
The Senate voted on the measure for the states hit by Superstorm Sandy early Monday evening. It passed by a vote of 62-36.
Northeast lawmakers from both parties hope to win Senate approval of the measure and send it to President Barack Obama, who has said he would sign it.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “fiscal cliff” deal already approved by the U.S. Senate, after a decision not to allow amendments that would have kicked it back to the Senate.