Politics & Government

2nd chance for Christie after stumble on Israel

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie is getting a second chance to impress Jewish leaders after a recent stumble that upset some of the GOP's most powerful donors. The New Jersey governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate gives the keynote ...

Newly elected Newark mayor inherits challenges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The newly elected mayor of Newark is taking the helm at a challenging time for New Jersey's largest city. Ras Baraka will immediately have to address a budget deficit and several missed fiscal reporting deadlines that have ...

A look at congressional candidate Gerald McManus

NAME: Gerald McManus AGE: 47 GREW UP: Stratford FAMILY: Married with five children RESIDENCE: Winslow Township POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Has never run for office before. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in economics from Glassboro State College, now known as ...

A look at congressional candidate Lee Lucas

NAME: Lee Lucas AGE: 56 GREW UP: Woodbury Heights FAMILY: Married RESIDENCE: Gibbstown POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Ran for Assembly in 2009. EDUCATION: High school graduate OCCUPATION: Spent six years in the Navy, now repairs commercial food equipment. ON ...

A look at congressional candidate Claire Gustafson

NAME: Claire Gustafson AGE: 62 GREW UP: Mostly in Washington, D.C., but spent a few years of high school in Colfax, Illinois. FAMILY: Married with five children, 10 grandchildren RESIDENCE: Collingswood POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Served one term on ...

A look at congressional candidate Garry Cobb

NAME: Garry Cobb AGE: 56 GREW UP: Carthage, North Carolina, and Stamford, Connecticut. FAMILY: Married with three adult children RESIDENCE: Cherry Hill POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: This is Cobb's first run for office. EDUCATION: Attended the University of ...

GOP primary for 1st District seat turns ugly

LAWNSIDE, N.J. (AP) — The Republican congressional primary in a heavily Democratic New Jersey district has turned ugly, with two candidates flinging accusations of memory problems and blackmail at each other. Former Collingswood school board ...

Gambling states group proposes online bet rules

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A national group of legislators from states where gambling is legal is recommending standards that states considering legalizing Internet gambling might adopt. Friday's report from the National Council of Legislators ...

Republicans Resurrect GWB Traffic Study Theory

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi is convinced there was a traffic study conducted on the lanes of the GWB.

Political Roundtable: May 16, 2014

Republican Strategist Jeannette Hoffman and Democratic Strategist Bill Caruso discuss the week in politics with NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider.