New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican poised to win re-election tomorrow, has garnered support across partisan lines. He led Democratic challenger Barbara Buono by 28 percentage points in the latest poll.
Seven in 10 New Jersey residents have never heard of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, who would be the state’s chief executive if Republican Chris Christie wins a second term and then leaves amid a 2016 presidential bid.
The winner of New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election today faces an almost immediate start to a second campaign to capture a full six-year term, even as he learns his role as Washington’s newest lawmaker.
The next U.S. House member from Massachusetts’ 5th congressional district could be a Democrat backed by women, or a different one backed by labor, or a third candidate supported by gay groups. Bottom line, barring an upset, it will be a Democrat.
Barbara Buono mingled at a senior citizen’s picnic in northern New Jersey last week, introducing herself as Governor Chris Christie’s Democratic challenger while people eating boxed lunches listened quietly.
A New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on affordable housing for the poor may be the final blow to Governor Chris Christie’s plan to take control of a regulatory agency and, according to critics, save land for the rich.
Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker will face Republican Steven Lonegan, who has lost previous campaigns for New Jersey and national office, in a special election for the U.S. Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg.
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.
Newark, New Jersey’s biggest city, had 10 killings in as many days. Trenton, the state capital, reached a record 32 homicides this year. Governor Chris Christie, heading toward a second term, is forcing urban mayors to confront the crime wave largely on their own.