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Open Phones: NJ Senate Exit Poll

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Today is election day in New Jersey for the special election to fill the late Frank Lautenberg's seat. New Jersey voters: we're taking your calls for a special election edition of our informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll.

 

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New Jersey News

Low Turnout Expected in New Jersey Senate Race

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

An off day in October, combined with the fact that voters will be back at the polls in three weeks, is expected to tamp down turnout in Wednesday's election for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mayor of Newark and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate representing New Jersey, Cory Booker, discusses his platform and candidacy ahead of tomorrow's special election to fill the seat.

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New Jersey News

Booker Leading in Several Polls

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey, is continuing to make up ground in some public opinion polls. A poll Monday from Monmouth University found the former mayor of Bogata trailing Democrat Cory Booker by 10 percentage points. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Job Creation and Congress

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It's Jobs Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

David Leonhardt, Washington D.C Bureau Chief for the New York Times and author of the e-book Here's the Deal (Byliner Inc. 2013), talks about how the two candidates in the NJ Senate race, Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, would approach job creation - and what it says about both parties' approach to jobs on the federal level.

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New Jersey News

Final Senate Debate in NJ

Thursday, October 10, 2013

There's less than a week to go before a special election for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced each other in the second of two debates Wednesday night.

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New Jersey News

Booker Touts a "Construction Boom" in Newark... Do the Numbers Back it Up?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WNYC

On Cory Booker’s campaign trail you’ll hear that Newark is in the midst of an economic and construction boom.

“Where now one of the most commonly seen birds in Newark is the crane,” Booker said at a recent event. But some economists say the numbers don’t back up claims of an economic revival. 

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New Jersey News

A Week Before Special Election, Booker and Lonegan Draw Contrasts

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WNYC

In early polls for the New Jersey Senate race, Democrat Cory Booker led Republican Steve Lonegan by 35 points. And many experts assumed the road to the Senate would be a cakewalk for Newark’s celebrity mayor. But with Booker’s lead down to 15 and just a week to go, the race is closer than expected -- and heating up. 

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Battle for NJ Senate Heats Up as Booker Slams Lonegan on Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

In the race for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is taking aim against opponent Steve Lonegan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Jersey Senate Candidate's Vision for Government

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

In their debate over the weekend, New Jersey US Senate candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan offered strikingly different visions for the size and role of the federal government.  Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, analyzes the highlights.

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New Jersey News

The 2 Things Booker, Lonegan Agreed on In Their First Senate Debate

Friday, October 04, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (D) and Steve Lonegan (R) disagreed on almost everything during their first debate today in Trenton.

Booker supports creating a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented people and offering federal financial aid to college students. Lonegen does not.  

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New Jersey News

NJ Senate Candidates Set to Debate Today

Friday, October 04, 2013

Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, will face off today in their first debate in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race.

Terry Golway, history professor at Kean University, says recent polls showing Lonegan gaining ground on Booker raise the stakes for the debate.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: New Jersey Education

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Today: Education policy in New Jersey, from Cory Booker's Newark record to Chris Christie's relationship with teacher's unions. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio managing editor, and John Mooney, founding editor of njspotlight.com, discuss education in the gubernatorial and U.S. senate races in New Jersey.

 

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New Jersey News

Poll Shows Tightening of Booker-Lonegan Race

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker continues to lead in the U.S. Senate race against his rival, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan. But Lonegan does seem to be picking up support.

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New Jersey News

Sen. Candidates Lonegan and Booker Clash Over Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan criticized Democratic opponent Cory Booker for not taking a stance on whether to use force in Syria.

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New Jersey News

Newark: 10 Homicides in 10 Days

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The shooting of a 14-year old boy Wednesday evening in in the courtyard of Newark's Riverview Terrance housing complex is the city's tenth homicide in 10 days.

Police Director Samuel DeMaio says that while so many killings in just over a week is a horrible toll, it doesn't necessarily represent an uptick in violence. Newark is still on pace to have roughly the same number of homicides as last year.

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New Jersey News

Booker's Sexual Orientation Brought up in NJ Senate Race

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

The race between U.S. Senate hopefuls Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker has gotten personal. The issue is Booker’s sexual orientation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Newark After Booker

Friday, August 16, 2013

Polls indicate an easy victory for Newark Mayor Cory Booker in October's special election for NJ's open US Senate seat. But win or lose, Booker is not running for reelection in Newark's mayoral race, and the post-Booker era appears imminent. NJ Today correspondent David Cruz discusses Booker's legacy, and takes a look at what's next for New Jersey's largest city, including the tricky business of determining a successor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Next for Newark?; NY State Senator Adams on Stop-and-Frisk; Open Phones

Friday, August 16, 2013

This November, Cory Booker is likely to be elected New Jersey's next US Senator -- so what's next for the town of Newark? David Cruz explains the succession plans, and the Booker legacy. Plus: NY State Senator and former NYPD official Eric Adams (also running for Brooklyn Borough President) on the potential fall-out from this week's stop-and-frisk verdict. And an hour of your calls -- the only guest is you.

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WNYC News

U.S. Senate Battle Begins in New Jersey

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In New Jersey, a two-month campaign is beginning for U.S. Senate.

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