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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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WNYC News

NJ Voters Get to Vote by Mail

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

For the first time, New Jersey voters are getting a chance to vote by mail. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: It's a form of so-called early voting. Under state election law, voters can now apply to vote by mail. Robert Giles is the Director of ...

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WNYC News

Latest in Races for NYC Mayor and NJ Governor

Monday, October 26, 2009

There's just about a week to go before Election Day, and campaigns on both sides of the Hudson are working hard to engage voters so they'll be motivated enough to vote in an off-year election. With me to talk about the mayor's race in New ...

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WNYC News

Main Street NYC Returns to Grove Street, Jersey City

Monday, October 26, 2009

Walking down Jersey City’s Grove Street you could forget there's an economic crisis. On any given weekend, people happily mingle in the Grove Point courtyard at Grove Street’s Path Station, and crowd the sidewalks as they move in and out of local stores.

And if you ...

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez (D) weighs in on the gubernatorial election in New Jersey and discusses his new book, Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Day 25: Gay Marriage and Abortion in NJ Race

Friday, October 23, 2009

Are concerns over New Jersey's budget eclipsing issues like gay marriage and abortion? Zachary Fink, state house correspondent for NJN news, reviews how these issues are playing into the NJ gubernatorial debate.

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WNYC News

NJ Gubenatorial Candidates Face Off in Final Debate

Friday, October 23, 2009

Governor Corzine and his opponents Chris Christie and Chris Daggett faced off in their final debate last night. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: For much of the hour, Governor Corzine was on the defensive over his four-year record. He cast himself as a leader who faced ...

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Final Debate in New Jersey Gubernatorial Contest

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tonight in Newark, Governor John Corzine debates Republican Chris Christie and Independent Chris Daggett for the last time before voters head to the polls. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports:

Tonight's public radio debate comes as the latest polling shows Independent Chris Daggett on an upswing, now getting ...

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WNYC News

Special Coverage: New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate

Thursday, October 22, 2009

With less than two weeks to go before election day, Republican Chris Christie, Democratic Governor Jon Corzine and Independent Chris Daggett met in the final debate of the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign.

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly previewed the debate.

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WNYC News

Obama Stumps For Corzine

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Well over 3,000 people packed the Fairleigh Dickinson University Athletic Center in Hackensack last night to hear President Obama make an impassioned case for the re-election of Governor Corzine. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

REPORTER: President Obama told the crowd that New Jersey was lucky to ...

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Obama to Appear at Corzine Rally

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

For the second time in the campaign, President Obama is in New Jersey to lend his star power to Governor Jon Corzine. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is there and has this report:

HENNELLY: The energy is electric with anticipation for President Obama's appearance. Close to 3,500 Democrats ...

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NJ Voters Still Indecisive in Gubernatorial Race

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

President Obama will be at Farleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, New Jersey today, campaigning for Governor Jon Corzine. With less than two weeks until the election the incumbent hasn't closed the deal with voters.

Getting out ahead of his Republican opponent, former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie ...

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WNYC News

Candidates Spar Over Education in New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate

Saturday, October 17, 2009

With just a few weeks to go before election day all eyes are on New Jersey, where the only Gubernatorial contest with the re-election of a Democratic incumbent at stake is unfolding. The White House hopes to ease the fears of members of Congress anxious about their own 2010 races by sending the party’s biggest names to the Garden State to campaign on behalf of Governor John Corzine. Vice President Biden will visit New Jersey on Monday, with former President Clinton stopping in on Tuesday and President Obama arriving on Wednesday.

There are over two weeks to go in this marathon slugfest, the major party candidates sharpened their attacks during Friday’s Gubernatorial debate at William Paterson University. Republican hopeful and former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie cast Governor Corzine as out of touch with a state reeling from skyrocketing foreclosures and near double-digit unemployment figures. Corzine countered by linking Christie to so-called “trickle-down economics” that only favor the rich.

Meanwhile, the presence of Independent candidate Chris Daggett appeared to be changing the dynamics of the contest. Daggett took both men to task for end-running state campaign finance laws by benefiting from negative ads paid for by out-of-state special interests. Daggett continued to tout his plan to cut property taxes by expanding the sales tax for services used by the state's wealthier households. And in a sign that it's now a three-way race, Christie took time to attack Daggett's plan as a burdensome tax increase.

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WNYC News

Impact of Daggett Endorsement In NJ Governor's Race

Monday, October 12, 2009

Independent candidate Chris Daggett

Independent candidate Chris Daggett


New Jersey's largest newspaper made an unconventional endorsement in the race for New Jersey's governor. The Star-Ledger of Newark came out in support of Independent Chris Daggett on Saturday. The paper says ...

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WNYC News

Daggett Gets Star-Ledger Endorsement for New Jersey Governor

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Newark Star-Ledger has endorsed independent candidate Chris Daggett in the New Jersey governor's race. The paper says it's less a rejection of Governor Corzine and Republican Chris Christie than it is a repudiation of the parties they represent, neither of which is deemed likely ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Chris Daggett

Friday, October 09, 2009

Chris Daggett, Independent candidate for NJ governor, talks about "smart" development in New Jersey and other issues.

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WNYC News

Thomas Edison's Workshop Open to Public

Friday, October 09, 2009

When you flip a light switch, pick up your phone or watch a movie, it is thanks to the genius and vision of Thomas Edison. And now you can visit Edison’s workshop, the place where the first sound was recorded and the light bulb was ...

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30 Issues Day 14: NJ Affordable Housing

Thursday, October 08, 2009

In New Jersey, the tricky issue of affordable housing is made that much more complicated by the structure of home rule. Peter Kasabach, executive director of New Jersey Future, a nonprofit research and policy organization, explains what the main elements are. Plus, Peter Woolley, Executive Director of Fairleigh ...

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