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This Week in Politics: Tale of Two States

Saturday, October 19, 2013

With the government shutdown drama playing out in Washington, Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan faced off against Democrats with surprising results. 

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WNYC News

Joe Lhota’s Messaging Problem

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is running on his skills as a manager. But he says being a candidate is requiring a lot of delegating. And, for now, the results are a candidate and a campaign message that are out of synch.

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De Blasio, Lhota Split on Ad Strategy

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidates Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio continue drawing distinctions between each other — this time in their ad strategies.

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New Jersey News

Gov. Christie Calls Booker's Senate Victory the 'First Win' for the NY Giants

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were together for the first time today since Booker was elected U.S. Senator last night.

The Republican Governor congratulated the mayor... but not before getting a dig in there.

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WNYC News

Lhota Struggling To Win Latino Votes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Over 700,000 Latinos are registered to vote in New York City — is it any wonder that mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are both courting them? But Lhota is doing worse on this score than Republicans traditionally do. For the first time in 25 years, a Republican might win fewer than three in 10 Hispanic votes.

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New Jersey News

Booker Wins Special Election for U.S. Senate

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Booker will become the first black senator from New Jersey. He is filling the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

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Transportation Nation

Port Authority To Review Fort Lee Lane Closures

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The head of the Port Authority says he'll get to the bottom of local lane closures that snarled traffic in Fort Lee.

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WNYC News

Women Reporter & Staffers Barred From Lhota Event at Synagogue

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WNYC

UPDATED Male reporters were allowed to cover a Joe Lhota for Mayor tour of a Hasidic synagogue Tuesday afternoon, but a female reporter and staffers were not. It's not at all unusual for candidates for public office to court the influential orthodox community.  But meetings are usually kept private, and it's rare to invite the press along and then have women escorted out.

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WNYC News

New Lhota Attack Links De Blasio to Body Bags, Graffiti, Crime of Past

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A new racially-tinged campaign ad from Republican Joe Lhota says Democrat Bill de Blasio is a dangerous threat to the city's low crime rates. Lhota links de Blasio to images of body bags, police tape and flipped cars, and makes explicit a warning the Lhota campaign has only hinted at so far.

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WNYC News

Board of Elections Criticized Over Tiny Font

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Several good government groups and local politicians are taking on the New York City Board of Elections over their decision to use a tiny font on the ballot for the general election next month.

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In Debate Buono Comes Back Stronger but Christie Still Leads

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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New Jersey state senator Barbara Buono might be lagging behind Governor Chris Christie in the polls but she didn't back down from him Tuesday night during the candidate's second and last debate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Building NY's Tech Sector

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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

Jack Hidary, technology executive running for mayor as an independent, talks about what the next mayor could do to promote growth in the tech industry.

Then, Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City, talks about how the tech sector fuels job creation.

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New Jersey News

Christie on In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Gov. Chris Christie publicly supported granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in New Jersey during Tuesday’s debate. And he addressed how he would respond to his children if they ever came to him saying they were gay.

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New Jersey News

Barbara Buono, Chris Christie Hold Second Debate Tonight

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WNYC

Gubernatorial candidates Chris Christie and Barbara Buono will face off in their second debate tonight at Montclair State University.

The debate will be streaming live at 8pm at this link. And you can follow reporter @GonzalezSarahA for live tweets.

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New Jersey News

Low Turnout Expected in New Jersey Senate Race

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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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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Survey Suggests Lonegan Chipping Away at Booker's Lead

Monday, October 14, 2013

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With two days before New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate, a new survey says Tea Party-connected Steve Lonegan has narrowed Cory Booker's lead to 10 percentage points. 

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Politics: Two Days to the Special Election

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Jersey’s special election for U.S. Senate is Wednesday. New Jersey Public Radio’s Nancy Solomon has the latest on Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker in the waning days of their campaigns.

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WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Grand Canyons

Saturday, October 12, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota said this week a "Grand Canyon" separates him and Bill de Blasio in the polls.  The latest Marist poll shows more than 40 point between the candidates.  The race for New Jersey Governor has a similar, yawning gap.  But the polls are surprisingly close in the U.S. Senate race between Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan.  In this edition of "This Week in Politics," WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin, and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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Transportation Nation

Joe Lhota's Storm-Tossed Year at the MTA

Friday, October 11, 2013

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Joe Lhota, the Republican candidate for mayor, spent 2012 running the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the country's largest transportation system. How'd he do? And what kind of leadership style did he bring to the job?

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