October 15th, 2013
08:26 AM ET
9 months ago

Polls: Booker leads on election eve

(CNN) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker holds a double-digit lead over Republican candidate Steve Lonegan on the eve of a special U.S. Senate election in New Jersey, according to the latest polls.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday morning indicates Booker, the Democratic nominee, is ahead of Lonegan 54%-40% among likely voters in the Garden State, with 5% unsure. Booker's 14-point lead over Lonegan is virtually unchanged from Quinnipiac's previous poll, which was released last week.
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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Polls • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Booker's lead narrows in New Jersey Senate race
October 14th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
9 months ago

Booker's lead narrows in New Jersey Senate race

UPDATE 3:35 p.m. ET: A second poll released Monday indicates a much wider gap in the race, with Booker ahead by 22 points, 58%-36%.

(CNN) – The gap between Democratic nominee Cory Booker and Republican nominee Steve Lonegan is shrinking, but Booker still holds onto the lead in the New Jersey special Senate race, according to a poll released Monday, two days before Election Day.

The new Monmouth University survey indicates 52% of likely voters back Booker, while 42% support Lonegan, and four percent undecided.
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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Polls • Senate • Steve Lonegan
October 13th, 2013
08:53 AM ET
9 months ago

Palin campaigns for N.J. Senate hopeful

New Egypt, New Jersey (CNN) – What does a candidate do if he's down in the polls, days from the election, and his opponent is a political celebrity?

Answer: Bring in his own celebrity.
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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Sarah Palin • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Cory Booker's father dies
October 10th, 2013
04:16 PM ET
10 months ago

Cory Booker's father dies

(CNN) - New Jersey Senate hopeful Cory Booker's father has died, his campaign said Thursday.

Cary Booker, 76, had recently suffered a stroke. He died in Las Vegas, the Booker campaign said in a statement. Booker's remaining campaign events were canceled for the day.
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Final NJ Senate debate produces platitudes, barrage of one-liners, little policy-talk
October 9th, 2013
10:27 PM ET
10 months ago

Final NJ Senate debate produces platitudes, barrage of one-liners, little policy-talk

(CNN) - With only a week left until New Jersey’s Senate special election, the only civil moment of Wednesday's final showdown between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan came at the night's close, with a handshake.

But in between that small gesture of political sportsmanship and the moderator Jim Rosenfield's call to order, New Jersey's senate candidates meted out relentless, and sometimes personal, verbal assaults, criticizing each other on everything from their stances on same-sex marriage to the on-going partial government shutdown.

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Back and forth ads in Booker-Lonegan battle
October 9th, 2013
02:00 PM ET
10 months ago

Back and forth ads in Booker-Lonegan battle

(CNN) - A conservative Super PAC is questioning Michael Bloomberg's new TV spot that supports New Jersey Senate hopeful Cory Booker and touts the Newark mayor's education achievements.

The American Commitment Action Fund says it's spending $130,000 to run an ad that will air across the Garden State, accusing Booker of failing Newark's schools despite a $100 million donation from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg to help improve the schools.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan
Booker still ahead in New Jersey special Senate race
October 9th, 2013
08:22 AM ET
10 months ago

Booker still ahead in New Jersey special Senate race

(CNN) – Democratic nominee Cory Booker maintains his 12 percentage point lead over Republican rival Steve Lonegan one week before Election Day, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University survey shows Booker, mayor of Newark, has a 53%-41% lead among likely New Jersey voters over Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, in the special Senate race held to fill the remainder of the term of late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • New Jersey • Polls • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Shutdown shuts down campaign event
October 8th, 2013
08:59 AM ET
10 months ago

Shutdown shuts down campaign event

(CNN) - From commercials to fundraising to polling, the partial government shutdown appears to be having an instant impact on the 2013 elections.

But Tuesday, something new.

Vice President Joe Biden canceled plans to campaign Friday with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic nominee in next week's special U.S. Senate election in New Jersey.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • Government Shutdown • Joe Biden
Bloomberg pumps $1 million to boost Booker candidacy
October 7th, 2013
10:34 AM ET
10 months ago

Bloomberg pumps $1 million to boost Booker candidacy

Washington (CNN) –  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $1 million to run a TV ad to boost Newark Mayor Cory Booker in his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Booker is running in the Oct. 16 special election against Republican Steve Lonegan to fill the remainder of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died earlier this year.

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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • Michael Bloomberg
NJ Senate debate: attack, attack, attack
October 4th, 2013
04:11 PM ET
10 months ago

NJ Senate debate: attack, attack, attack

(CNN) – Cory Booker may have taken his diminished lead in the latest polls to heart, starting out on the offensive against Steve Lonegan in the first debate for New Jersey's Senate seat and never letting up.

Lonegan, who trails Booker by 12% and 13% in the most recent polls, returned the favor, blasting Booker's record as mayor of Newark while Booker in turn repeatedly painted Lonegan as a "tea party extremist."
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan
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