(CNN) - Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, who has announced no plans to retire, suggested that a fellow Democrat was out of line for asserting interest in Lautenberg's seat.
And on Tuesday, he suggested he knew just how to deal with Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
(CNN) – Cory Booker revealed little Sunday about plans to explore a Senate seat next year and potentially challenge a fellow Democrat, incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
The Newark, New Jersey, mayor - who passed on running against Gov. Chris Christie in this year’s gubernatorial race - filed formal paperwork last week to open up a Senate campaign committee, but added it was only done out of precaution.
(CNN) - Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey, has created an official campaign committee, marking a significant first step towards a 2014 Senate bid, Federal Election Commission documents show.
The non-descript but important paperwork registering "Cory Booker for Senate" was filed on Tuesday. It was first reported Friday by the Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark.
(CNN) - Should it come down to a Democratic Senate primary next year in New Jersey between incumbent Frank Lautenberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a new survey suggests at this point, Booker would have the upper hand.
A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll of registered voters in the Garden State indicates that 42% of self-identified Democrats and Democratic leaners say they would prefer the two-term mayor, who's considered a rising star in the party, as the Democratic nominee, with 20% saying they would prefer Lautenberg.
(CNN) – In a series of wide-ranging interviews Wednesday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sidestepped more questions about his potential interest in a presidential run and pushed for an expansive debate on gun violence.
His comments came one day after the Republican governor gave his annual State of the State address, a high-profile speech that focused almost entirely on recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy.
(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, the outspoken New Jersey Republican whose popularity soared after Superstorm Sandy, said Tuesday that 41,000 storm-affected families remained displaced from their homes and he called for a "full, clean Sandy aid bill" in Congress.
"We have waited 72 days, seven times longer than victims of Hurricane Katrina waited," Christie said, delivering his annual State of the State address before a joint legislative session in Trenton.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The first New Jersey poll in 2013, the year that Chris Christie's up for re-election, indicates that nearly three-quarters of the state's voters give the tough talking Republican governor the thumbs up.
According to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey, 73% of registered voters say they approve of the job Christie's doing as governor. The poll's Monday release comes a day before Christie delivers the annual state of the state address for New Jersey.
(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged Monday he "simply misspoke" when comparing the devastation left behind Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 storm which pounded the Gulf Coast, and Superstorm Sandy.
"In my recent comments criticizing House Republicans for threatening to betray Congress' tradition of providing aid to disaster victims in a timely fashion regardless of region, I simply misspoke," he said in a statement.
(CNN) - Asked recently if Gov. Chris Christie would be more prepared for a presidential run in 2016 than he was last cycle, the New Jersey governor gave, as usual, a very frank answer.
(CNN) – Democratic Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, who announced intentions to explore a U.S. Senate bid in 2014, said he hasn't yet spoken with Sen. Frank Lautenberg about whether the longtime Democratic senator plans to run for re-election next year.
Asked if Booker plans to challenge the senator from New Jersey in a primary, Booker argued it was too early to discuss the election.