(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.
(CNN) – All four Democrats vying for a spot on the ballot in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election debated for the first time Monday, revealing similar stances on foreign policy but disputing Newark Mayor Cory Booker's record on education.
The winner of the August 13 primary will go on to compete in an October 16 general election contest, which was called after the death of longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg in June.
(CNN) – Oprah Winfrey is lending her star power to a rising star in the Democratic Party.
The influential TV personality and media titan will help host a fundraiser for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is running in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat.
(CNN) – As Newark mayor Cory Booker's star rises on the national scene, conservatives are hoping to disrupt the Democrat's campaign for U.S. Senate.
Newly-created Super PAC American Commitment Action Fund posted an online ad Tuesday going after Booker as an absentee-mayor, using his own words and that of fellow Newark politicians to try and paint the portrait of an ineffectual and divisive leader.
(CNN) - Cory Booker raised an eye-popping $4.6 million over the past three months for his bid in the New Jersey special election for the U.S. Senate.
The Newark mayor's cash haul that was announced Thursday is the latest example of the skyrocketing costs of winning election or re-election to Congress.
Last year, winning Senate candidates spent an average of $10.3 million, according to the latest edition of Vital Statistics on Congress, which was released this week. That's a 62% increase, adjusted for inflation, since 1986. The report indicates that it took, on average, $1.6 million to win a House seat in 2012, a 344% increase since 1986.FULL STORY
(CNN) – A month after entering New Jersey's U.S. Senate race, Newark Mayor Cory Booker remains far ahead of his rivals for the Democratic nomination.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed Booker at 52% among New Jersey Democratic voters – more than forty points ahead of his closest rival, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, who stood at 10%. A third competitor in the Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, was at 8%.
(CNN) – In his first television ad for the special U.S. Senate race in New Jersey, Newark Mayor Cory Booker highlights his record and tells voters he doesn't run from challenges, but "toward them."
"Washington ducks our problems," he says, looking directly into the camera. "I won't."
(CNN) – Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will endorse Cory Booker in New Jersey's special Senate election on Thursday, Democratic sources told CNN.
O'Malley, a former mayor of Baltimore, plans to cite the Newark mayor's efforts to reduce crime, attract businesses and improve education in his endorsement.
(CNN) - As the race to fill the seat of the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg gets underway, the first two polls in the contest indicate Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey, with large leads over his rivals.
Lautenberg died last Monday at age 89 and was buried on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery. Last Tuesday New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced plans to hold a special Senate election this year, with the Democratic and Republican primaries on August 13 and the general election on October 16. The winner would serve the final 14 1/2 months of Lautenberg's term. An election to a full six-year term will be in November 2014.