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WNYC News

Cuomo Sets May 5th Special Election to Replace Grimm

Friday, February 20, 2015

WNYC
Former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm recently stepped down after pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jersey Senate Race: It's Booker v Lonegan

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The expected low turnout led to the expected results in yesterday's primary election: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) will face Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan (R) in the special election to fill US Senator Frank Lautenberg's seat. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio's managing editor, discusses the results and the general election showdown ahead. 

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New Jersey News

NJ Senate Primary Turnout Wasn't the Lowest. But Almost.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WNYC

Thanks to the celebrity of Democratic front-runner Cory Booker, the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg  has garnered national media attention. But national headlines did little to motivate voter turnout. See live results here.

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New Jersey News

Special Election Will Cost NJ Taxpayers - But How Much?

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to reimburse counties for the additional costs of holding two special elections to fill a Senate seat in New Jersey. But taxpayers are still footing the bill.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More on the NSA Leak; NJ Senate Race; Education Commissioner John King; Marc Maron

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We'll continue to discuss the classified information that was leaked by a government contractor. Plus: the New Jersey senate race is now underway; New York State Education Commissioner and the President of the University of the State of New York John King talks about the new teacher evaluation system and the Ramapo school funding dispute; the tables are turned on comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as he is interviewed on his new book and TV show; and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine breaks down a debate on cats vs. birds.   

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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New Jersey News

Special Election Throws a Wrench in Booker's Plans for the U.S. Senate

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

WNYC

The death of Senator Frank Lautenberg on Monday began a scramble in New Jersey’s political world to figure out how the seat will be filled.

Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday the state will hold a special election on October 16, 2013. The decision has thrown a wrench into Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s plans to run for the seat.

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WNYC News

Councilman Lew Fidler Announces Candidacy for State Senate Seat Formerly Held by Carl Kruger

Monday, January 16, 2012

Brooklyn Councilman Lew Fidler announced his candidacy for the state Senate on Monday, seeking to win the 27th district seat vacated by embattled former state Senator Carl Kruger, who resigned and plead guilty to corruption charges last month.

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The Takeaway

GOP Candidate Bob Turner Nabs Weiner's Congressional Seat

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yesterday, there was a special election for the New York Congressional seat left vacant by disgraced Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner. The largely Democratic district would logically have gone to Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin, but due to myriad political factors Republican businessman Bob Turner won the race.

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The Takeaway

Democrats May Lose New York, Nevada House Seats Today

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two special elections for Congressional seats scheduled for today could end in losses for Democrats. In New York City, Rep. Anthony Weiner's old seat is up for grabs. Republican Bob Turner, a 70 year old businessman without any government experience, is facing off against State Assemblyman David Weprin. If Turner is elected, he will be the first Republican to represent this part of Queens in the House since 1920. Acorss the country in Nevada, Republican Mark Amodei is comfortable leading Democrat Kate Marshall in the Second Congressional District.

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WNYC News

Candidate Selected to Run for Weiner's Seat Says He's Not a 'Placeholder'

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin said he wasn't chosen to be a placeholder when he was selected by Democrats to run for the seat left vacant by disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, a position that may face elimination under redistricting.

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It's A Free Country ®

Now Hiring: Congressional Candidate

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The special election to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Anthony Weiner in the 9th District has been set by Governor Andrew Cuomo for September 13. While local party bosses mull their options for candidates, the deadline for their nominations is nearly here.

In accordance with special election rules, it will be the local party bosses who nominate the candidates for the seat. Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa says the candidate each party is backing must be chosen by July 11. That is the date by which the party has to submit paperwork to the Board of Elections, declaring that their party has decided to nominate the candidate.

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It's A Free Country ®

Who do Democrats Want to Replace Weiner?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New York Democrats are lining up to fill Anthony Weiner's seat in the 9th District special election, which is scheduled to take place later this year. But there's more for party bosses to consider than just who makes the strongest candidate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nate Silver on NY-26

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nate Silver, blogger for The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discusses the outcome of yesterday's special election in New York's 26th Congressional district.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's 26th Special Election

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, discusses the contentious special election in NY's 26th district.

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It's A Free Country ®

After Ballot Controversy, a Winner in Queens Council Race

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

WNYC

Ruben Wills, 39, a young political insider who worked for State Sen. Shirley Huntley, was elected City Council Member in a special election in Queens' District 28 on Tuesday. Wills beat out six other candidates to take the seat formerly held by Councilman Thomas White, Jr. who died in August.

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