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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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New Jersey News

Booker Criticized for Skipping NAACP Forum

Friday, August 02, 2013

Newark Mayor and Senate hopeful Cory Booker is facing criticism for skipping an NAACP forum for Democratic candidates in his own city last night.  He attended a campaign fundraiser in Jersey City with Oprah Winfrey instead.

Booker also missed a candidates debate last weekend.

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WNYC News

Booker Announces Run for Senate

Saturday, June 08, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has formally announced that he is running to fill the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg’s seat.

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The Takeaway

Election Favors the Women

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Anne Sale, reporter from It's a Free Country, has closely followed the Senate races this election season. In regards to female elected officials and women's issues, she says, "I think you really saw this in New Hampshire, where two women won house seats and a woman candidate won the governor's race."

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On The Media

The People's Pledge Holds, For Now

Friday, August 31, 2012

In January, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren agreed to “the People’s Pledge,” a voluntary enforcement scheme designed to banish Super PAC and special-interest advertising from their campaign. To the amazement of campaign-watchers everywhere, thus far, it has worked. Brooke talks to Boston University Mass Communications professor and Campaign Outsider blogger John Carroll about why and what, if anything, the success of the Pledge means for the rest of the country.

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The Takeaway

Social Issues Shift Focus in Colorado Senate Race

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Both Republicans and Democrats are keeping a close eye on Colorado's congressional races. As election day nears, the two Senate candidates, Republican Ken Buck and incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, are polling dead even. The race is one of the closest in the country.

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WNYC News

CT's Senatorial Candidate Spends Millions on Her Campaign

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WNYC

Connecticut's Republican candidate for the Senate has spent much more than most on her campaign.

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It's A Free Country ®

Handicapping the Midterms

Friday, October 15, 2010

WNYC
I think a lot of voters find it very satisfying when the big spender doesn't manage to spend his or her way into office and it does not seem that these ads are finding their mark.

- Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Connecticut Smackdown

Friday, October 08, 2010

Colin McEnroe, host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR and political columnist for The Hartford Courant, discusses last night's debate for the Senate race in Connecticut.

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It's A Free Country ®

Voter Guide: New York Senate Race

Friday, October 01, 2010

Kirsten Gillibrand (D) vs. Joseph DioGuardi (R)

Democratic incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed by, is running to keep the seat she was appointed to by Governor David Paterson when Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State. Republican Joseph DioGuardi, a former Congressman from the late 1980s, is her opponent.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Senate Primary: Meet the Candidates (Schumer Seat)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gary Berntsen and Jay Townsend, U.S. Senate candidates looking to oppose Senator Schumer in the general election, discuss the campaign for the Republican nomination.

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Azi Paybarah

Q poll: Below 50%, Gillibrand Leads

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WNYC

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand leads her two Republican rivals, but her numbers are below 50 percent in nearly every category across the board, according to the Quinnipiac poll released today.

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