Rider University’s basketball team beat the University of Southern California 77-57 last night in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, the second year in a row the New Jersey school has had an early season win against an opponent from a major conference.
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.
As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leads his opponent by as much as 34 percentage points in his bid for a second term, some Democrats say they’re worried that votes for the incumbent Republican will trickle down the ballot.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the frontrunner in New Jersey’s special election to replace the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, has proven adept at raising cash. Enough, in some cases, for four elections.
Governor Chris Christie’s call for an October vote to fill a U.S. Senate seat may help Republican state lawmakers in New Jersey’s general election less than three weeks later by giving Democratic voters a reason not to show up.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has advantages as he seeks re-election. The Republican leads his Democratic challenger by more than 40 percentage points. He’s out-raised her 10-fold. He’s even won over some members of the opposition party.