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2013 Elections

Christie Foe's Bizarre Money Ask

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Bipartisanship continues to be a dominant theme of the New Jersey governor's race, with Republican incumbent Chris Christie picking up dozens of Democ...

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Rival Jabs Cory Booker, But Subtly

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

One of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's rivals in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election is calling himself "The Democrat" in a new web video. U.S. Rep. ...

Christie Foe Hurls 'Fried Butter' Dig

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) Democratic opponent lectures him that he will not find fried butter, a staple of the Iowa State Fair, in New Jers...

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Dems Move Closer To Showdown With Christie

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Democratic-controlled New Jersey state Assembly on Monday passed legislation to move all state elections this year to Oct. 16, the day Gov. Chris ...

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GOP Officials Question Christie's $24 Million Election

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Republican county officials are now joining with their Democratic counterparts to question the cost of New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election. ...

Christie Foes End Civil War

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats ended their latest civil war Wednesday as Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono and her party rivals reached a truce on ...

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Powerful Dems Back Christie's Reelection

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was endorsed Monday by one of the state's most powerful Democrats, and a second prominent Democrat is set to endors...

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Dem: Christie's $24 Million Election 'Does Not Jibe'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

A Democratic state senator in New Jersey has a response to Gov. Chris Christie's (R) decision to hold an October U.S. Senate special election: Move al...

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Big Wins For Christie And Democratic Foe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D), scored easy primary election victories for their party...

N.J. Candidate Slams Prince Harry

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Democratic opponent has a new target in her campaign, Britain's Prince Harry. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ba...

What the Race for Virginia Governor Does (and Doesn't) Mean

Eli Lehrer | Posted 07.31.2013 | DC
Eli Lehrer

Ken Cuccinelli, the person I'm supporting for governor of Virginia -- my home state and locus of what's likely to be the most watched political race of 2013 -- probably isn't the very best candidate the GOP could have picked.

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Top Dem Gov. Expects Unity Against Christie

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association is expecting the fractured New Jersey Democratic Party to unite behind the party's p...

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Christie Foe Wants Democrats To Back 'Real Deal'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

BAYONNE, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) Democratic rival in this year's gubernatorial election is attempting to hold her party together ...

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Booker Expects Unity In Christie Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

ROSELLE, N.J. -- Newark Mayor Cory Booker is calling on Democrats in New Jersey to unite behind the party's gubernatorial candidate in an effort to st...

Republican Abandons Christie

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Barbara Buono's campaign for New Jersey governor may be bleeding supporters from her own party, but the Democratic state senator managed to pick up he...

Dean Group Gives Christie Foe Boost

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The political action committee founded by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) jumped into the New Jersey governor's race on Thursday, backing Republic...

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Christie Gaining Support From Surprise Group

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is slowly gaining support from Democratic, elected officials in his reelection campaign. Paterson City Council ...

Christie Foe Launches Big Move

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

The presumptive Democratic nominee for New Jersey governor is seeking to reverse her campaign's declining fortunes with her first television ad. St...

Christie Foe Gets Bad News From Top Dem

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

A former Democratic governor of New Jersey said that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's Democratic challenger should rethink her struggling candidacy. ...

Want Money Out of Politics? Vote Garcetti and Prop C This Tuesday!

Wendy Block | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Seven-ish months ago I hated Los Angeles, didn't care who ran for mayor, and had no conception that the city could do anything to hasten the day when the Big Money devil is no longer allowed to poison politics and, by extension, almost every aspect of life.

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Like Son, Like Father

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Some parents hope their children follow in their footsteps. One mayoral candidate in Michigan, however, is seeking to follow the path once walked by h...

Christie Makes Huge Move

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to unveil the first commercial of his reelection campaign Wednesday in an ad buy worth more than what his Democr...

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'State Is Screwed' If Tea Party Candidate Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

One of Virginia's top Democrats is painting a picture of a sharp right turn should Republican Ken Cuccinelli win the governor's race this year. St...

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Christie Plan Slammed As Discriminatory

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

A proposal from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration to overhaul the state's civil service structure is being criticized by a prominent...

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Christie Opponent Attacks 'Lack Of Leadership' After Rutgers Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The controversy at Rutgers University over how the New Jersey school handled accusations that the men's basketball coach abused players is quickly bec...