(CNN) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal teamed up again Thursday, this time to promote a new state program to combat gang violence.
The program, "Just Play," provides kids in urban communities alternative after school options.
(CNN) - Less than a month before Election Day, Republican Gov. Chris Christie maintains a significant lead over his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono in his re-election bid for governor of New Jersey, according to a poll released Thursday.
And while the Quinnipiac University survey shows the incumbent governor ahead of Buono, a state senator, by a margin of 62%-33% among likely voters, it also indicates that voters largely disagree with Christie on his opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in the Garden State.
(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.
(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.
(CNN) - He may be a likely Republican contender for the White House in 2016 but Tuesday night, Gov. Chris Christie was all about New Jersey.
Debating Democratic challenger state Sen. Barbara Buono, Christie, the GOP governor of a state where Democrats greatly outnumber Republicans, presented himself as a middle of the road leader, repeating the phrase "in a bipartisan way" throughout the showdown.
(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."
(CNN) – Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has thrown her support behind Steve Lonegan in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate race.
The former Alaska governor released a statement Wednesday promoting the Republican nominee's conservative principles while criticizing Democratic opponent Cory Booker’s “constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood” and leadership as mayor of Newark.
(CNN) – Democrat Cory Booker's U.S. Senate campaign says raised $2.85 million in the last two months, bringing the Newark, New Jersey mayor's total to $11.5 million since January. The Booker campaign is reporting $2.63 million cash on hand.
The campaign of New Jersey Senate Republican nominee Steve Lonegan tells CNN it brought in over a million dollars during that same time period, and has $241,000 in the bank.
Updated 10/1/2013 at 1:36pm
(CNN) - The federal government shutdown is playing out immediately on the campaign trail.
In Virginia, which holds a gubernatorial election in five weeks, the campaigns of Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and businessman and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe are both trying to use the shutdown, which began at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, to their advantage.
Updated 11:05 a.m. ET 10/1/2013
Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday the budget stalemate in Congress would look a lot different if he were in the White House.
Answering questions at an event for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, the New Jersey Republican also named his least two least favorite spots in Washington.