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John Celock

Chris Christie Fights Back | John Celock | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is fighting a Democratic lawsuit challenging his decision to call an October special election to fill an open U.S. ...

New Jersey Interim Senator Sworn In By Biden

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Jeffrey Chiesa of New Jersey became the Senate's newest member on Monday, but he'll only be around for about four months. The 47-y...

Top Dems Line Up Behind Booker

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Two of the most powerful Democrats in New Jersey are backing Newark Mayor Cory Booker in his bid for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in this year's ...

Booker Gets Challenger In New Jersey Senate Race

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. -- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone said Sunday that he's officially in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Frank Lautenberg and ca...

Christie Choice Shows Long-Term Concerns Trump GOP Gripes

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — A series of unorthodox decisions by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie points to a simple political calculation for a potential ...

Booker Formally Announces Senate Bid

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who formally declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Saturday, now finds himself competing in a prima...

Jason Linkins

Hey, Watch This Seat For Me, Willya? The Long History Of The Shortest Congressional Tenures | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

With the death of longtime New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), Republican Gov. Chris Christie has named someone to temporarily fill the seat until N...

Lawsuit Over $24 Million Election

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

A top county Democratic official in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie (R) challenging his decision to call a special election...

Booker's In For NJ Senate Race

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who has used his social-media and political savvy to gain national prominence, is in the race to finis...

Senator Lautenberg: An Appreciation of His Lifesaving Work With Refugees

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Hetfield

The refugees whom Senator Lautenberg brought to the U.S. are among the most successful immigrants in our nation's history. They are doctors, engineers, business owners, artists, musicians, and writers.

Senate's Last World War II Vet Buried In Arlington

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. — Frank Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate, was buried Friday with military honors in a rain-d...

Chris Christie to New Jersey Taxpayers: Screw You!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Christie's hypocrisy is astounding. Less than a month ago he vetoed an early-voting bill saying its $23-million price-tag was too costly. But now he's justifying spending a million more to hold an unnecessary special election.

Special Senate Campaign A Constrained Affair

Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. -- For politicians, there are few more desirable career opportunities...

New Jersey Attorney General Named To Fill Frank Lautenberg's Seat

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie named a longtime loyal colleague, state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, to temporarily fill the ...

John Celock

Christie Picks A Senator | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appointed state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa as the state's first Republican U.S. senator in 30 years, on Thursday, fil...

Christie Expected To Make Senate Announcement

AP | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI AND GEOFF MULVIHILL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — As candidates start lining up to run for the U.S. Senate seat tha...

Chemical Safety Reform: A Tale of Two Bills

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Senator Frank Lautenberg left us with two bills aimed at updating and improving the regulation and safety of the chemicals we use and live with. Which one's better?

Booker Starts Senate Run

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is taking the steps to officially enter the August special election primary for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat. A Boo...

Lautenberg Receives Final Capitol Tribute

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Frank Lautenberg on Thursday was remembered by Senate colleagues for his leadership and laughter during nearly three decades servin...

GOP Rep Calls Out Christie-Obama 'Bromance'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday, claiming he wouldn't be surprised if Christie failed to appoint...

Jennifer Bendery

Gabby Giffords' Plea To Chris Christie On Gun Control | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Wednesday launched a campaign to encourage New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to fill the Senate...

Sen. Lautenberg's 2005 Stand Against David Barton Was Much More Than Just a Stand for Separation of Church and State

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Upon hearing of his passing on Monday morning, the one thing that immediately came to mind for me was the day in 2005 when he took a stand on the Senate floor against pseudo-historian David Barton.

Snooki Opponent Considering Senate Bid In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker who once suggested that Snooki needed "anger counseling" is considering a bid for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat. Politic...

Congressman To Enter New Jersey Senate Fight

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A Democratic congressman is entering the special election for New Jersey's open United States Senate seat, setting up a three-way August primary. ...

What I Learned From Frank Lautenberg

Mark Arnone | Posted 08.05.2013 | DC
Mark Arnone

Even during the senator's battle with cancer, I remember, every morning, seeing the determination of a man filled with grit, moxie, and an unquenched thirst to achieve more for the people of New Jersey.