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.
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.
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.
At least 20 people, including Facebook Inc. co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, have contributed to the campaigns of both Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker and Republican Governor Chris Christie, an analysis of their largest donors shows.
Choosing a side in his party’s ideological battle, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attacked libertarian ideas on national security exemplified by U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a possible opponent in the 2016 presidential primary.
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.
Republican Governor Chris Christie, who shrugged off the $24 million cost of special New Jersey elections he called to replace deceased U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, kept a tighter purse May 9 in vetoing early voting.