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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republicans Will Likely Win the Senate Tomorrow

Monday, November 03, 2014

But it's unlikely that'll fix Washington, the authors of Game Change tell us. Hear their predictions on what tomorrow's midterm elections mean in the grand run-up to 2016.

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The Takeaway

What's at Stake in the Battle for the Senate

Monday, October 20, 2014

With Republicans likely holding their majority in the House, this November's Senate races will have a big impact on judicial appointments, Obamacare expansion and the 2016 election.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Democratic Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomorrow is the Democratic primary in the special election to fill New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's empty seat. We do one last round of interviews with the major candidates. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, on his candidacy for NJ's open Senate seat.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Senate Democratic Candidates: Frank Pallone

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomorrow is the Democratic primary in the special election to fill New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's empty seat. We do one last round of interviews with the major candidates. Frank PalloneRepresentative for NJ's 6th Congressional District, discusses his candidacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Democratic Senate Candidates: Sheila Oliver

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomorrow is the Democratic primary in the special election to fill New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's empty seat. We do one last round of interviews with the major candidates. Sheila OliverSpeaker of the New Jersey State Assembly, discusses her bid.

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NJ Senate Democratic Candidates: Rush Holt

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tomorrow is the Democratic primary in the special election to fill New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's empty seat. We do one last round of interviews with the major candidates. Rush HoltRepresentative for NJ's12th Congressional District, discusses his candidacy.

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WNYC News

In TV Ads, Booker: 5. Holt and Pallone: 1

Friday, August 09, 2013

WNYC

Newark mayor Cory Booker has raised more than $2 million for his U.S. Senate race in the last month alone, and had five TV ads saturating the airwaves before any other candidate had released one.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Cory Booker

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show continues our series of interviews with the candidates in New Jersey's special election to fill Frank Lautenberg's seat. Today: Newark mayor, Cory Booker.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Frank Pallone

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Frank Pallone, representative for New Jersey's 6th Congressional district, discusses his candidacy for New Jersey's open Senate seat

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New Jersey News

Three Senate Candidates Hit Campaign Trail While Booker Goes for Cash

Monday, June 10, 2013

WNYC

Newark Mayor Cory Booker demonstrated his advantage yesterday in the US Senate race, while also opening himself up to the very thing that aggravates his Newark constituents.

While the other Democratic candidates campaigned in New Jersey on the day signatures were due, Booker was in California, fundraising.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill Bradley: Defensive Stop

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bill Bradley former NY Knick, New Jersey Senator, presidential candidate, and author of We Can All Do Betterdiscusses the heightened polarization in the Senate and Senator Lautenberg's decision not to seek reelection.

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The Takeaway

Women Score in Key Senate Races

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It wasn't just a major win for Democrats, it was also a historic night for women as female candidates won many of these races bringing the United States Senate to its highest level of female Senators ever. Jay Newton-Small is the congressional correspondent for Time Magazine. Also joining the program is Anna Sale, reporter from It's a Free Country. 

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The Takeaway

Which Party Will Control the Senate?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The president and his opponent are receiving most of America’s attention today. But there are crucial Senate races unfolding across the country with the power to swing control in either direction. Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, is here to give an assessment.

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The Takeaway

Senate Races to Watch: Indiana and Wisconsin

Monday, November 05, 2012

The battle for the Senate will come to a close tomorrow, but before it does, we’ve got two more races to watch before Election Day arrives. Mary Beth Schneider, political reporter at The Indianapolis Star, and Chuck Quirmbach, reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio, discuss the fight for Senate seats in Indiana and Wisconsin.

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The Takeaway

Senate Races to Watch: Connecticut and Missouri

Friday, November 02, 2012

Senate races are tightening around the country, and we’re back on their trail today to take a look at the races in two key states: Connecticut and Missouri. Jason Rosenbaum is a political reporter for the St. Louis Beacon, and Colin McEnroe is the host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio.

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The Takeaway

Senate Races to Watch: Massachusetts and Virginia

Thursday, November 01, 2012

As election day quickly approaches, the nation’s attention has been glued to Governor Romney, President Obama, and most recently Hurricane Sandy. But this November, contentious races in the Senate will also produce lasting effects on the power balance in Washington. Adam Reilly is covering the senate race in Massachusetts for WGBH and Wes Hester is covering the Virginia senate race for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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