Updated 9/24/2013 at 2:33pm
Washington (CNN) - The special Senate race in New Jersey is getting tighter, but Democratic nominee Cory Booker still leads his GOP opponent, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
And a separate poll indicates Booker has an even wider lead over former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, with less than a month to go before the October 16 special election.
(CNN) – Cory Booker’s political fundraiser Monday night might as well include a red carpet with an all-star lineup that includes Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
The celebrity heavyweights are lending their names and support to New Jersey’s Democratic Senate hopeful, CNN confirmed.
(CNN) - With just over a month to go until the special U.S. Senate election in New Jersey, a new poll indicates Democratic candidate Cory Booker holds a more than two to one advantage over Republican Steve Lonegan.
According to a Rutgers-Eagleton survey released Wednesday, 64% of likely voters in the Senate special election support Booker, the two-term major of Newark, New Jersey, who's considered a rising star in the Democratic party, with 29% backing Lonegan, the former mayor of the northern New Jersey town of Bogota.
(CNN) – Cory Booker hitting back at his GOP rival for U.S. Senate, calling Steve Lonegan's remarks about his sexuality "sad" and "bigoted."
The dust-up began when Booker told the Washington Post he isn't bothered about speculation he's gay. That assertion, Lonegan declared in an interview with a conservative online publication, was "weird."
(CNN) – Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, said in an interview Tuesday that ongoing chatter about rival Cory Booker's sexuality was "weird," and that he personally likes "being a guy."
The response was prompted by an interview that Booker, the mayor of Newark, gave to The Washington Post this week in which he said he wasn't bothered when people speculate whether he's straight or gay.
(CNN) – In an announcement with little surprise, President Barack Obama officially endorsed Newark Mayor Cory Booker in the U.S. Senate special election in New Jersey.
The president praised the Democratic mayor for his work in public office in a statement released Wednesday by Booker's campaign.
(CNN) - As New Jersey's Republican Senate nominee stands shoulder to shoulder with Garden State Gov. Chris Christie, a new poll indicates he trails Newark Mayor Cory Booker by double digits in October's special election.
According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released Tuesday, Booker leads Steve Lonegan 54%-38% among those likely to vote in New Jersey's Oct. 16 special election. The survey was conducted Thursday through Sunday, following landslide primary victories last week by both Booker and Lonegan, the former mayor of the northern New Jersey town of Bogota, in the Democratic and Republican Senate primary contests.
Washington (CNN) - Cory Booker already had a national identity before he decided to run for senator.
The media-savvy, tweet-happy mayor from Newark - who easily won the New Jersey Democratic primary for Senate Tuesday - has been known for his man-of-the-people streak, charismatic presence and social media intensity, or as some say, fixation.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker will move on to New Jersey's special Senate election as the Democratic nominee after winning his party's primary on Tuesday.
He'll battle the GOP winner, former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan, for the October 16 contest, though polls show Booker is already considered the favorite to win the seat and become the first African American elected to the Senate since Barack Obama.
(CNN) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker is poised to capture the Democratic nomination in New Jersey's primary Tuesday for a special Senate election.
Heading into the contest, the two-term mayor has a sizable fundraising advantage over his Democratic opponents and a crushing lead ahead of the crowded crop of candidates in recent polls.