New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he’ll work as hard as he ever has if he’s re-elected, while Democratic challenger Barbara Buono said he has allied himself with political bosses and left small businesses behind, as the two held their final debate in a lopsided race last night.
Steve Lonegan, who’s running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, said fellow Republicans had “guts” to shut down the federal government. He’d be happy, he says, if his epitaph proclaims him “the guy who dismantled the IRS.”
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.
Robert Allbritton, publisher of Washington politics website Politico, plans to charge subscription fees of about $1,000 a year for a high-end version of newly acquired media and politics blog Capital New York.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who lived on food stamps and resided in low-income housing to identify with his poor constituents, is acknowledging his status as a technology millionaire as he campaigns across New Jersey for a U.S. Senate seat.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s record poll numbers for his handling of Hurricane Sandy may fall before next year’s election as he faces high unemployment and a revenue crunch in a state where Democrats hold a 3-2 edge over Republicans among registered voters.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a critic of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, reversed course to seek a Medicaid expansion in his $32.9 billion spending plan proposed as he pursues re-election.
Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, 62-year-old veteran of political hazards that include a drunken nude photo and an FBI sting, wants a third full term. Backing him are President Barack Obama and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
For two weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie traded business attire for crisis-mode casual as they held briefings, toured the destruction in helicopters and pushed power companies to get the lights on.
Barbara Buono, the Democrat trying to oust New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is so low on funds that her campaign ads don’t reach voters via television or radio. To see them, you must go to her website, Facebook or Twitter page.