Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

NJ Storm Czar: Transparency, Yes, but not "Too Much Information"

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Christie administration is coming under increased scrutiny on a number of fronts for how it’s been handling New Jersey’s recovery from Sandy.


It is Time Chris Christie Played the Humble Card?

Monday, January 13, 2014

What was supposed to be a two-week long victory lap has turned into the worst period of Chris Christie’s political career. He’ll try to right the ship today in his annual State of the...

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Feds Launch Probe Into Christie's Use of Sandy Recovery Funds

Monday, January 13, 2014

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the use of Sandy aide on the Christie Administration's "Stronger Than the Storm" advertising campaign.

The ads featured the governor at the beach with his family.

Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, thinks that was inappropriate because Christie ran for reelection ...

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This Week in Politics: Bridgegate

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The biggest scandal of Chris Christie's career threatens a potential presidential bid. Andrea Bernstein, Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz break it all down, and Matt tells us why team Christie is worried.

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Bridgegate Unfolds

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Bergen Record, and New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz and Nancy Solomon discuss the latest in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal one day after Gov. Chris Christie's public apology.

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Christie's Exit from Global Warming Pact Challenged

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Environmental lawyers argued before a New Jersey appellate court Wednesday that the state violated its own rules when it withdrew from a regional agreement with 9 other states to reduce power plant emissions.


What's Ahead in New Jersey Politics

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and WNYC reporter Matt Katz give us a preview of what's on deck for New Jersey politics.


This Week In Politics: Entering Stage Right, and Left

Saturday, November 23, 2013


New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie took a big step on the national stage this week, rising to head the National Governors Association. Meanwhile, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio talked transition under a big tent, and outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg shored up his legacy with a balanced budget announcement. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon break it down in This Week In Politics.

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New Jersey, Virginia, and Bipartisan America

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

As Republican Chris Christie cruised to re-election in Blue New Jersey, Democrat Terry McCauliffe squeaked out a victory in less-and-less-Red Virginia. Glenn Thrush, White House reporter for Politico, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discuss the two races and what it says about the GOP, the changing American electorate, and the 2016 presidential race. Plus: a check-in with WAMU's Northern Virginia reporter Michael Pope.

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NJ Election Spending Highest Ever

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Independent special interest spending in Tuesday's election in New Jersey is more than twice its previous all-time high.


Today in Politics: Despite Sandy Attacks Christie Still Has Big Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.


This Week in Politics: Tale of Two States

Saturday, October 19, 2013

With the government shutdown drama playing out in Washington, Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan faced off against Democrats with surprising results. 

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Booker Wins Open Senate Seat

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won the special election for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday. He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 55 to 44 percent. Booker will serve the remaining term of the late Frank Lautenberg - that means there are about 15 months before he will face reelection.

To hear New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon speak with WNYC's Soterios Johnson about the election click on the audio player.



NJ Politics: Two Days to the Special Election

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Jersey’s special election for U.S. Senate is Wednesday. New Jersey Public Radio’s Nancy Solomon has the latest on Republican Steve Lonegan and Democrat Cory Booker in the waning days of their campaigns.

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This Week In Politics: Grand Canyons

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota said this week a "Grand Canyon" separates him and Bill de Blasio in the polls.  The latest Marist poll shows more than 40 point between the candidates.  The race for New Jersey Governor has a similar, yawning gap.  But the polls are surprisingly close in the U.S. Senate race between Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan.  In this edition of "This Week in Politics," WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin, and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.


30 Issues: New Jersey Education

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Today: Education policy in New Jersey, from Cory Booker's Newark record to Chris Christie's relationship with teacher's unions. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio managing editor, and John Mooney, founding editor of, discuss education in the gubernatorial and U.S. senate races in New Jersey.


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U.S. Senate Battle Begins in New Jersey

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In New Jersey, a two-month campaign is beginning for U.S. Senate.

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


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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NJ Senate Primary Countdown

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Two weeks to go before the NJ Senate special primary election.

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