(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.
Washington (CNN) – When is a 20 percentage point lead not so impressive?
When it's down from a 30-point lead.
(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.
Update 11:16 a.m. ET - Christie has signed the bill into law.
Washington (CNN) – New Jersey will become the second state to forbid gay conversion therapy for minors when Gov. Chris Christie signs legislation into law Monday banning the highly controversial practice, CNN has learned.
Gay conversion therapy is an effort championed by people who believe that you can change a person’s sexual orientation through counseling. The American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association are just a handful of professional organizations that oppose this practice, saying it is harmful.
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Friday that would ban certain long-range rifles and sent several gun-related bills back to the state Legislature for changes, his office announced.
The Republican governor, who has worked with the Legislature on a number of bills to curb gun violence this year (he signed 10 last week), did not approve a proposed ban on firearms with a caliber of .50 or greater, saying it criminalizes a firearm that has not been used in crimes.
(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election bid will get a boost from Rudy Giuliani later this month when the former New York City mayor hosts a fundraiser for his fellow Republican in the Hamptons.
The cocktail event – which will cost attendees $3,800 a ticket – will take place August 24 at a beachfront mansion in Southampton owned by Clifford Sobel, who served as ambassador to Brazil under former President George W. Bush, and his wife Barbara.
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday is expected to announce whether he'll sign a medical marijuana bill that could expand options for patients seeking the drug and make it easier for children to qualify for the program.
Current law allows New Jersey patients to get medical marijuana, but the bill, S2842, would eliminate a limit on the number of marijuana strains that the state's dispensaries can cultivate - ostensibly making it more likely that they would carry versions that certain patients seek.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.