Special Election

New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile. (Credit: City Council)

Councilman Vincent Gentile To Run On Democrats’ Side For Rep. Grimm’s Old Seat

Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd) will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the vacant congressional seat that had been occupied by Michael Grimm.

02/27/2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Sets Special Election Date To Replace Grimm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set a May 5 date for a congressional special election to replace Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congressman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

02/20/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Expects To Meet Friday Deadline For Setting Election Date To Replace Grimm

The special election would decide the replacement for Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congessman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

02/18/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file/credit: CBS2)

Political Experts Eyeing Possibilities In Special Election For Staten Island Congressional Seat

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan is all but locked in his place on the Republican and Conservative party lines as any would-be competitors have stepped aside.

01/18/2015

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan BIG DL

Polls Show Booker Maintains Lead Over Lonegan Ahead Of Wednesday Special Election

A Monmouth University poll released Monday finds the Newark mayor maintaining a double-digit lead, 52 to 42 percent among likely voters.

10/14/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan BIG DL

Poll Shows Steve Lonegan Gaining On Cory Booker In N.J. Senate Race

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.

09/24/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan

Poll: Booker Tops Lonegan By 16 Percent For US Senate

The Oct. 16 special election will determine who completes the last 15 months of Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term.

08/20/2013

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

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

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

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died on June 3, 2013 of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Christie’s Choice To Fill Sen. Lautenberg’s Seat Could Create Backlash

Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney said the seat should go to a fellow Democrat.

06/03/2013

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