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No Consensus Between Democrats on Gay Marriage Bill in NJ

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Jersey State Senate President Richard Codey says even though he supports gay marriage, there may not be enough support in his caucus to bring it to a vote. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Codey, whose acting Governor while Jon Corzine is on vacation, says ...

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In New Jersey, Politicking Intensifies Before Inauguration Day

Monday, November 09, 2009

In New Jersey the campaigning has ended, but over the next two months the behind-the-scenes politicking in Trenton promises to get even more intense. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report.

REPORTER: Incumbent Democratic legislators have just weeks to go before they lose the advantage of having ...

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Jersey Voters Pick GOP Christie for Governor

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chris Christie won the New Jersey governor's race last night defeating Jon Corzine and becoming the first Republican to win statewide office there in 12 years. Nancy Solomon reports.

REPORTER:Christie is a former federal prosecutor who made a name for himself putting corrupt democrats in jail. ...

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NJ Governor-Elect Christie Visits Charter School

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Republican Chris Christie picked a nationally recognized charter school in Newark as the setting for his first news conference as Governor elect. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: Hundreds of elementary students at Newark's Robert Treat Academy Charter School cheered the Governor-Elect who told them he ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Election Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

More analysis on the Christie-Corzine-Daggett contest: Bob Ingle, bureau chief for Gannett Newspapers in Trenton, offers election day analysis as New Jersey voters go to the polls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Election Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Bloomberg vs. Thompson has been a heated contest, but what will today tell us about the next four years? Bob Hardt, executive producer and political director for NY1, offers election day analysis as New Yorkers go to the polls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Election Preview

Monday, November 02, 2009

Campaign season comes to a close as New Jersey's next governor gets elected (or re-elected) tomorrow. Brigid Harrison, professor of political science and law at Montclair State University, and Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, give us a preview of what to expect.

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New Jersey Gubernatorial Race

Monday, November 02, 2009

The New Jersey Gubernatorial race has captured national attention as voters prepare to go to the polls for the first time since the 2008 Presidential election. Polling shows incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in a dead heat with his Republican challenger, former U.S. Attorney Chris ...

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Weekend Before Election, Obama Stumps for Corzine Again

Monday, November 02, 2009

President Obama spent the day in New Jersey yesterday to campaign for Governor Corzine who finds himself in a tough bid for re-election. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report.

REPORTER: 13,000 Democratic partisans packed the Prudentential Center in Newark waving signs that carried President Obama's name ...

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Christie Fires Up Base

Monday, November 02, 2009

The New Jersey governor’s race is also in its last days, as the three candidates criss-cross the state looking for every last vote. The latest polls show Governor Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie in a dead heat. Christie visited his home county yesterday, ...

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NJ Gov. Candidates Target Bergen County in Last Push

Friday, October 30, 2009

With just days to go before voters cast ballots in New Jersey's governor's race, both the Corzine and Christie campaigns are targeting Bergen County as a key battleground. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Governor Jon Corzine will be in Englewood at a forum on family ...

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Why Bergen County Is Battleground in NJ Gubernatorial Campaign

Friday, October 30, 2009

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned today in Mahwah, NJ for Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie. Bergen County, New Jersey's most populous, is shaping up to be the battleground in Tuesday's election. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has been spending time with the campaigns and ...

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Corzine Rallies Base to Get Out the Vote

Thursday, October 29, 2009

With the election on Tuesday, New Jersey's gubernatorial candidates are working to motivate their activist base. Last night Governor Jon Corzine was in Hudson County, doing just that. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: At the Teak on the Hudson Club in Hoboken the overflow crowd ...

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NJ Gov Race: Third Place Daggett Still Campaigning

Thursday, October 29, 2009

As New Jersey's major party gubernatorial candidates push for turnout in Tuesday's election, independent candidate Chris Daggett is still making his case to anyone who will listen. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports:

REPORTER: Daggett went to the Jersey City Rotary Club for lunch and a shot at ...

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Bloomberg Defends Staff's Contribution to Booker

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

After throwing his support behind Mayor Bloomberg's re-election bid, Newark's Democratic Mayor Cory Booker got a boost of his own.

About a month after the endorsement, the billionaire mayor's accountant donated $26,000 to Booker's re-election committee. In last night's mayoral debate, Bloomberg defended the contribution.

BLOOMBERG: I've ...

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Running Mates in NJ Gov. Race Energize Voters

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

For the first time in New Jersey's history the candidates for governor have running mates. And as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, the candidates for the new post of lieutenant governor are proving valuable on the campaign trail.

REPORTER: Democratic State Senator Loretta Weinberg and her Republican ...

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One Week Left in NJ Gov. Race-- Issue 27: Property Taxes

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brian Lehrer speaks with the independent candidate for New Jersey Governor, Chris Daggett, who discusses his plan for NJ taxes and his strategy for the final week of the election.

And the Governor of New Jersey, Democrat Jon Corzine, discusses his approach to taxes and what he thinks ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Day 27: The Courier News Endorses...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

With one week to go, many New Jersey residents are looking to their local papers for guidance. Keith Ryzewicz, editorial page editor for the Bridgewater Courier-News, discusses why his paper decided to endorse Chris Christie for governor, and what his readers are focusing on in the home stretch.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Corzine on Taxes and the Home Stretch

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Governor of New Jersey, Democrat Jon Corzine, is in a dead heat for next Tuesday's election. He discusses taxes, the touchstone issues for many Jersey voters, as well as his strategy for the last week of the election.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Daggett on Taxes and the Home Stretch

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The independent candidate for New Jersey governor, Chris Daggett, is coming on strong and putting pressure on both Corzine and Christie. He discusses his plan for NJ taxes and strategy for the final week of the election.

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