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An Easy Win for Lonegan in the GOP Senate Primary

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Steve Lonegan won the GOP primary with almost 80 percent of the vote last night. He defeated physician Alieta Eck.

At Republican Party headquarters, Lonegan wasted no time in blasting his opponent, Cory Booker, as beholden to Hollywood and Silicon Valley. But it has been over two decades since New Jersey voters elected a Republican to the Senate. Lonegan says he is ready for the challenge.

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New Jersey News

NJ Senate Primary Turnout Wasn't the Lowest. But Almost.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WNYC

Thanks to the celebrity of Democratic front-runner Cory Booker, the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg  has garnered national media attention. But national headlines did little to motivate voter turnout. See live results here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Democratic Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomorrow is the Democratic primary in the special election to fill New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's empty seat. We do one last round of interviews with the major candidates. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, on his candidacy for NJ's open Senate seat.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Debates; Stop-Frisk Ruling; NJ Candidates: Booker, Holt, Oliver, Pallone

Monday, August 12, 2013

→ Live Stream and Chat Tonight: Comptroller Debate at 7pm

A judge has ruled this morning that NYC's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional. We discuss the ruling and the recommended changes. Plus: New York City political debate season has arrived. NY1’s Errol Louis previews the upcoming Comptroller and Public Advocate debates. And the primary for New Jersey’s Senate seat is Tuesday, so today all the Democratic candidates will make their case to voters, starting with Cory Booker, then Rush Holt, Sheila Oliver and Frank Pallone.

WNYC News

Two Congressmen Struggle To Stand Out Against Celebrity Mayor

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Congressman Rush Holt is a rocket scientist and five-time Jeopardy champ. Congressman Frank Pallone helped write the Affordable Care Act and has the support of late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s son Josh and his family.

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WNYC News

Sheila Oliver's Long Shot for US Senate

Friday, August 09, 2013

Sheila Oliver made a name for herself as the first African American woman to lead a legislative house in New Jersey. Now she hopes to be the state’s first female U.S. Senator.

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WNYC News

In TV Ads, Booker: 5. Holt and Pallone: 1

Friday, August 09, 2013

WNYC

Newark mayor Cory Booker has raised more than $2 million for his U.S. Senate race in the last month alone, and had five TV ads saturating the airwaves before any other candidate had released one.

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New Jersey News

In Newark, Gunshot Detection System Falls Short of Booker's Claims

Friday, August 09, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Cory Booker touts the gunshot detection technology he brought in to combat gun violence. But, the impact of the technology has been, at best, modest.

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WNYC News

Cory Booker: Newark Mayor, US Senate Candidate, and Tech Entrepreneur

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker holds a $1 million to $5 million stake in a tech start-up that curates videos on the web. That's just one of Mayor Booker's close ties to the tech industry, according to a report in The New York Times.

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New Jersey News

Watch: NJ Senate Democratic Debate

Monday, August 05, 2013

NJ Spotlight

On Monday night, NJTV aired a debate of Democratic Senate hopefuls from the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State. Candidates Booker, Holt, Oliver and Pallone all attended. NJ Today host Mike Schneider and Record editorial page editor Alfred Doblin moderated.

 

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New Jersey News

Senate Candidates Set to Debate Tonight

Monday, August 05, 2013

All four Democratic rivals for the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg will debate this evening at Montclair State University. This will mark the first time that frontrunner Cory Booker will be involved, after skipping earlier forums.

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New Jersey News

Sans Booker, Democratic Candidates Participate in First NJ Senate Debate

Sunday, July 28, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate hopefuls Rush Holt , Frank Pallone and Sheila Oliver took turns noting Booker's absence during the first formal debate to fill the late Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat in New Jersey.

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New Jersey News

Is Booker Really More Popular Outside of Newark Than Within?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

The last time Newark sent someone to the U.S. Senate, the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery had just been issued — 1863. And that could give Newark Mayor Cory Booker a boost in popularity as he runs for the U.S. Senate, says Clement Price. He is a History professor at Rutgers University and a longtime observer of Newark’s politics.

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New Jersey News

New Transparency for Stop-And-Frisk in Newark

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Newark police have overhauled the city's stop-and-frisk policy -- making details of the program public in a move a civil liberties group says makes it one of the most transparent in the country.

Newark Police officers will now be required to record the age, gender, and race of each person they stop - as well as the reason for the stop. The order establishing the new policy came down Tuesday from the city's police director.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Syria; Cory Booker; Christine Quinn; New Taxis; Innovative Cities

Friday, June 14, 2013

What comes next now that the chemical weapons "red line" has been crossed in Syria. Also: Newark Mayor Cory Booker makes his case for the open senate seat in New Jersey. Plus: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign to be the next mayor of New York City; author and architect William McDonough explains what it means to upcycle; Transportation Nation reporter Kate Hinds answers basic questions on the new outer-borough taxis rolling out later this summer; and Bruce Katz, founder of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and author of a new book, discusses how cities are on the forefront of civic innovation. 

New Jersey News

Three Senate Candidates Hit Campaign Trail While Booker Goes for Cash

Monday, June 10, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker demonstrated his advantage yesterday in the US Senate race, while also opening himself up to the very thing that aggravates his Newark constituents.

While the other Democratic candidates campaigned in New Jersey on the day signatures were due, Booker was in California, fundraising.

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New Jersey News

Booker's Senate Bid Sees Support in the Suburbs, Skepticism in Newark

Monday, June 10, 2013

A day after announcing his bid for U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was greeted like a rock star at North Jersey Pride in Maplewood on Sunday.

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New Jersey News

Special Election Throws a Wrench in Booker's Plans for the U.S. Senate

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

WNYC

The death of Senator Frank Lautenberg on Monday began a scramble in New Jersey’s political world to figure out how the seat will be filled.

Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday the state will hold a special election on October 16, 2013. The decision has thrown a wrench into Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s plans to run for the seat.

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Schoolbook

Feisty Forum on Newark School Reform

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WNYC's Brian Lehrer moderated a forum on schools in Newark. Hear the next-day analysis of the conversation which touched on charter schools, private money, and teacher contracts. The themes -- and the emotion -- will sound very familiar to those watching the New York City school system.

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New Jersey News

Policing Takes Center Stage at Cory Booker State of City Address

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

To a crowd of about 500 people, Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced that after years of difficult but necessary budget cuts, Newark can start investing again.

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