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New Jersey Democrats Pitch Counterstrike To Christie Plan

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) - Leaders of New Jersey's Democrat-run Senate on Wednesday proposed hiking taxes on the we...

How Chris Christie Got Where He Is

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

Christie has pointed to his success in New Jersey as a model for the GOP, but when you scratch the surface, much like Christie's record, the facts don't match the rhetoric

Christie Touts 'Most Education Funding Ever' In New Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

In his first commercial of the general election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) casts himself as a bipartisan leader who has accomplished what peo...

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Another Democrat Backs 'Moderate And Deep Thinker' Christie

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) continued picking up Democratic support Wednesday as the mayor of Scotch Plains became the 45th Democratic elected ...

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Despite Rule, Christie Dems Face Little Short-Term Retaliation

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

Although New Jersey Democratic Party rules would impose immediate consequences for the 37 Democratic elected officials who have backed Gov. Chris Chri...

More Democrats Back Christie

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) reelection campaign was backed by four more Democratic elected officials Monday, bringing the total to 36 statewi...

Lautenberg's Family Makes Pick In New Jersey Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

The family of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) announced its support for Rep. Frank Pallone's (D-N.J.) Senate candidacy in a Monday statement, ...

Dems, Christie Come To Surprising Agreement

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Chris Mondics | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

TRENTON -- There was a time in the not-too-distant past when getting a state budget through the New Jersey Legislature and signed by the governor had ...

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...

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 ...

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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...

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N.J. Lawmaker: 'I've Never Seen A Deer Wearing 48 Layers of Kevlar'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The majority leader of the New Jersey General Assembly is pushing a package of Democratic-sponsored gun control measures, describing the...

Another Christie Foe Bites The Dust

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

The decision by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) to not run for governor has likely set the stage for state Sen. Barbara Bu...

'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...

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Cory Booker's New Rival

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Chris Christie Foe Picks Up Major Backer

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

The powerful Democratic leader in southern New Jersey is backing state Sen. Barbara Buono as a gubernatorial candidate, potentially ending the party's...

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Big Boost For Christie Foe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

The only declared Democratic opponent running against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for the gubernatorial seat in 2013 is continuing to consolida...

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Potential New Christie Opponent Emerges

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

A relatively unknown county freeholder who is a top aide to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is being pushed by a colleague as a potential challeng...

Dem 'Not Pursuing' Christie

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) is "not pursuing" a race against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a move that denies Democrats a candidate some party l...

New Jersey Democrat Flirts With Endorsing Christie

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

A Democrat raising funds to run for a New Jersey state Assembly seat has not ruled out endorsing the reelection of Republican Gov. Chris Christie. ...

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Former Obama Aide's Pushes 'Progressive State' In N.J. State Senate Bid

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

A former top campaign policy aide to President Barack Obama has announced plans to seek a New Jersey state Senate seat, taking on a veteran state sena...

Dem Embraces 'Un-American' Foe

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

A New Jersey state assemblyman is teaming up to run for a district city council seat with a man he called "un-American" in September. Assemblyman S...