Newark Mayor Cory Booker dabbed sweat beading his forehead, standing outside a home in New Jersey’s biggest city this week as he called for action to ease foreclosures. Then the three other Democratic contenders in a shortened U.S. Senate primary each got a chance to speak.
A four-way battle for the “heart of the Democratic Party” in New Jersey enters its first full day today as U.S. Representative Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver jump into the race to replace U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died last week.
Even as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces an audit of his federally funded tourism advertisements, an influx of campaign money makes commercials paid for by taxpayers or corporate sponsors increasingly attractive to cash-strapped politicians.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker heads into tomorrow’s special-election primary with a commanding lead among Democrats for a U.S. Senate seat after rivals failed to overcome his celebrity and money advantage in the 10-week campaign.
Two months ago, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was certain to win a second term without help from aisle-jumping Democrats or $25 million in federal storm aid for tourism commercials that starred him and his family.