Shutdown an instant factor in 2013 elections
October 1st, 2013
09:42 AM ET
10 months ago

Shutdown an instant factor in 2013 elections

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.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • Ken Cuccinelli • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
Polls: Booker leads in New Jersey race
September 24th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
10 months ago

Polls: Booker leads in New Jersey race

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.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Polls • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Christie: Wife comes before Rand Paul
September 3rd, 2013
08:20 AM ET
11 months ago

Christie: Wife comes before Rand Paul

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won't be able to meet with Rand Paul when the Kentucky senator travels to the Garden State next week.

Christie said he has a short trip planned with his wife for her 50th birthday.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Rand Paul • Senate • Steve Lonegan
Booker's opponent says sexuality speculation 'weird'
August 28th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Booker's opponent says sexuality speculation '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.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan
Christie to stand with former rival in NJ Senate battle
August 20th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie to stand with former rival in NJ Senate battle

(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.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Steve Lonegan
Christie to give former rival in-person endorsement
August 19th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
12 months ago

Christie to give former rival in-person endorsement

(CNN) – They were rivals in 2009.

But Tuesday New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will team up with Steve Lonegan, the man he beat four years ago for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the Garden State.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Senate • Steve Lonegan
August 13th, 2013
09:19 PM ET
12 months ago

Cory Booker becomes Democratic nominee for N.J. Senate seat

(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.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • New Jersey • Senate • Steve Lonegan
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