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.
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.
General Motors Corp.’s bankruptcy, which wiped out shareholders and left taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars, is generating a new wave of profit for hedge funds that supersized their claim by betting on an obscure pool of GM debt issued in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
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.”
Major League Baseball’s 211-game doping ban of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is supported by 72 percent of U.S. sports fans, with almost half of those saying he should be kicked out of the game for life, according to a poll by Seton Hall University.
Harvard University is paying a high price for its recent run of basketball success: Poor academic progress by players that could threaten its eligibility to play in tournaments if it continues, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.