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Booker Facing Big Test

Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Low turnout was expected Tuesday as New Jersey voters decide which candidates will ru...

Surprise In Cory Booker's Big Haul

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is picking up support from at least one former Republican senator in his bid for U.S. Senate. A political action committee...

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. ...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

Cory Booker Geeks Out

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) put talk of his likely U.S. Senate campaign and love of Twitter aside Tuesday night to engage in a "Star Trek" trivia con...

Christie Criticized For '19th Century' Behavior

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is under attack by the state's Assembly speaker for bringing up her race during a discussion about school vouchers...

Thousands Displaced By Sandy Still Awaiting Flood Aid

Patch | Edward Van Embden | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

In New Jersey, thousands of families are still displaced with little indication of when and if they’ll be able to return to their pre-Sandy lives. T...

'If Only Flawless Candidates Could Run, There Wouldn't Be A Senate'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) is exploring a Senate run for 2014, and not all of his fellow Democrats are on board with it. New Jersey Assembly Spea...

Senator Compares Potential Competitor To Naughty Child

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Speaking publicly for the first time since Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker signaled interest in running for his Senate seat, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-...

John Celock

Cory Booker's New Rival | John Celock | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's Assembly speaker has a warning for Cory Booker as the Newark mayor begins exploring a race for the U.S. Senate: Focus on Ne...

Dem Considers Challenge To 'Heir Apparent' Booker

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

The speaker of the New Jersey state Assembly has signaled her interest in a U.S. Senate bid next year, setting up another hurdle in front of Newark Ma...

John Celock

Christie: New Jersey Won't 'Stand Silent' On Sandy Aid | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) used his State of the State Address Tuesday to repeat calls for federal Hurricane Sandy relief, noting that his sta...

John Celock

'Cold And Heartless' Sandy Decision Will Cost Taxpayers, Says Belmar Mayor | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Democratic mayor of a Jersey Shore community devastated by Hurricane Sandy is calling House Republicans' decision to postpone a vote on federal re...

NJ's Minimum Wage Proposal Deserves a Vote This Year

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Gordon MacInnes

Despite the perceived political advantages, New Jersey Democrats should make their strong arguments, do their job, and send this bill to the governor.

John Celock

Dems Believe State Legislator Group Turning Too Conservative | John Celock | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Some Democratic lawmakers are expressing concern about the political bent of the National Conference of State Legislatures, saying the bipa...

John Celock

State Legislatures Choose Leaders | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Legislators in three states started picking leaders for 2012 on Thursday, including a replacement for the recalled president of the Arizona Senate. ...

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Battles To Save Job

John Celock | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

With Democrats likely to retain control of the New Jersey Assembly in the Nov. 8 election, the state's first African-American female assembly speaker ...