U.S. Senate race
A Monmouth University poll released Monday finds the Newark mayor maintaining a double-digit lead, 52 to 42 percent among likely voters.
The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll out Thursday finds Gov. Chris Christie and Cory Booker each have 50 percent support.
Booker, a Democrat, won last week’s primary and will face Republican Steve Lonegan in the special general election October.
Democrat Cory Booker was set to face Republican Steve Lonegan for the U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey following the primary this week, and an expert said Booker will likely cruise to victory.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was appointed in January 2006 to fill the seat of Jon Corzine, who was elected to a single term as governor of New Jersey that year. Menendez was elected to the Senate seat in November 2006.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning to jump into Connecticut politics, appearing Monday at three rallies for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon.
Members of the crowd repeatedly hurled boos and erupted in cheers, as well as shouting and applause, during the third Connecticut U.S. Senate debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and his Republican challenger, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) sparred Thursday over how best to jumpstart the economy.
Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy have been touting their dueling plans to increase jobs in the race for Senate in Connecticut. But many of their ideas have been floated by others during the campaign season this year.
The hour-long debate, which aired on the public affairs program “Face The State,” featured some sparring over the top issue in the race, the economy.