A rising star in the Democratic Party and a Republican former mayor won their parties' primaries on Tuesday to set up a campaign of political and stylistic contrasts as they seek to fill the final 15 months of the term of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
The racially insensitive tweet that was posted by a Steve Lonegan staffer and then quickly deleted has gotten the attention of Gov. Chris Christie, who was asked about it in a press conference at the State House yesterday.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate primary will be held, giving Democrats and Republicans the chance to pick their nominees to run in October's U.S. Senate election. According to a new poll, one candidate remains ahead of the pack.
Three New Jersey Democrats running in a special U.S. Senate election got their first crack Monday night at the front runner, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, in the first debate among all four candidates in the abbreviated campaign.