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

Monday, August 12, 2013

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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.

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New Jersey News

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It's time to catch up on the latest news from the Garden State. Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Matt Katz talks about the the special election to fill New Jersey's senate seat, Christie's re-election bid, the decision to rebuild dunes along the shore, and the marriage equality lawsuit.

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Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Rush Holt

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rush Holt, representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district, discusses his candidacy for New Jersey's open US senate seat.  

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Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Steve Lonegan

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Our series of interviews with the candidates in New Jersey Senate special election continues. Steve Lonegan, Republican candidate for Senate in New Jersey and former mayor of Bogota , on his candidacy to fill the Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg

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NJ Senate President Sweeney on Post-Sandy Policy

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Steve Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, discusses his proposed legislation about requiring free public access to beaches in any community that receives post Sandy government aid.

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Cory Booker on His Political Future

Friday, December 21, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has announced that he will not run for Governor, but will instead "explore" the possibility of running for a New Jersey Senate seat. Brian and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talk to Booker about his political future and Garden State politics.

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NJ Sen. Sweeney Says Gay Marriage Will Pass, Expects Christie to Veto

Friday, February 10, 2012

Despite a veto threat from Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney says the legislature is poised to pass a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Garden State.

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