Corey Booker

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Jersey Senate Race: It's Booker v Lonegan

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The expected low turnout led to the expected results in yesterday's primary election: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) will face Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan (R) in the special election to fill US Senator Frank Lautenberg's seat. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio's managing editor, discusses the results and the general election showdown ahead. 

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This Week in Politics: Yikes! FIVE elections between now and November

Friday, June 07, 2013


With the addition of two special elections in New Jersey, and a likely October run-off in the New York City Democratic primary, we're looking at five -- count 'em five! election days in New York and New Jersey.  Find out how Chris Christie shows a sign of weakness, and why Weiner "disgusts" one Democratic leader. Plus, lever machines make a comeback, and so does the "old" Anthony Weiner.

Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, Brigid Bergin, and Nancy Solomon break down this week in politics.


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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cuomo embraces "Obamacare," Christie defends his tunnel vision, and late heroics crown this week's surprise winner.

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Newark Told to Produce Facebook Pledge Log

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Jersey's largest city must produce a list of documents related to a $100 million pledge to its public schools from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a judge ruled Friday.


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In Newark, Zuckerberg School Money Sparks First Fallout

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The real job here is for [Mayor Corey] Booker to be a Geronimo and convince people that he's not just going to apply what Zuckerberg wants him to do; that he's out there, he's listening to parents, that he wants to get their feedback and doesn't want to plow through reforms already thought out in his head or Christie's head.

Barbara Martinez, The Wall Street Journal, reporter covering public education, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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