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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.
Report: Booker Strays From Campaign Events, Leads PollsBooker holds a commanding 40-point lead in the latest Quinnipiac University poll in the race to fill late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat.
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.
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. Democrats Push Ballot Measure To Increase Minimum WageNewark 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.
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.''
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 Calls For October Special Election To Fill Lautenberg's Senate SeatThe 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.
Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank LautenbergMany remembered the nation's oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.
NJ Lawmakers Renew Calls For Passage On Anti-Bullying Bill In Wake Of Rice Abuse VideoSen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt renewed calls for passage of the legislation after Rutgers University fired Mike Rice after a video showing the basketball coach verbally and physically abusing his players caused a public outcry.
Christie Pressed To Apologize After Referring To Democrat Speaker By Race, Not Name Christie told an audience Tuesday that an "African-American female speaker of the Assembly" is blocking a vote on a school voucher bill that would let children in failing districts attend classes elsewhere.
Christie Squashes Minimum Wage Bill, Proposes Scaled-Back Alternative Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto returns the bill to the Legislature suggesting that lawmakers scale the increase back by 25 cents, to $1 per hour and phase in the increase over three years.
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