New Jersey Governor Chris Christie trounced his Democratic opponent to win a second term and bragging rights as a potential 2016 Republican candidate for U.S. president who can appeal across party lines.
At the height of tourist season, 150,000 people vacation on Long Beach Island, an 18-mile stretch of New Jersey shore. The crowds are gone by October, when the traffic signals blink amber along the main boulevard.
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.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker beat Tea Party-backed Republican Steven Lonegan in New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election, after a race the candidates cast as a referendum on the partial federal government shutdown.
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.”