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Runner-up concedes in tight GOP Senate primary

6-4-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The runner-up in a tight four-way New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate primary has conceded. Richard Pezzullo had said Tuesday night he did not intend to concede until mail-in, provisional and military ballots could be counted. ...

New Jersey GOP Senate candidate was here before

6-4-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Jeff Bell may not have much name recognition in his run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Cory Booker, but he has been in this spot before. Bell narrowly won a four-way Republican primary Tuesday to face the Democrat in the ...

Christie’s chief of staff ordered to appear

6-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's chief of staff has been ordered to appear before a legislative panel investigating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Lawmakers announced Wednesday that they have sent a subpoena to Kevin ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: June 4, 2014

6-4-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie to campaign with New Hampshire candidate

6-4-14
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to New Hampshire to campaign with Republican gubernatorial hopeful Walt Havenstein. Havenstein says Christie will join him for various retail campaign stops and grassroots events on ...

Chris Christie receives Father of the Year award

6-4-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been honored for his parenting skills. The National Father's Day Committee crowned the Republican governor a Father of the Year at an awards ceremony in New York on Wednesday. Christie is a dad to ...

Miss. GOP Senate candidates face likely runoff

6-4-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel face a possible runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences. Unofficial returns from 98 percent of ...

NJ to send woman to Congress; Booker to face Bell

6-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey primary voters have assured that the state will have a female representative in Congress for the first time in a dozen years by handing victories to two women running in 12th District party primaries. Voters also ...

Former governor remembers newspaper co-owner

6-4-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says "the world will never be as much fun" as it was before the death of businessman Lewis Katz. Rendell spoke Wednesday at a memorial for Lewis, a sports team owner-turned-philanthropist. The ...

MacArthur wins GOP House primary in NJ’s 3rd

6-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur has won the hotly contested Republican primary in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. He will face Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, who easily won the Democratic nomination ...