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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 3, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Taj Mahal workers walk petition to AC mayor

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers from the Trump Taj Mahal casino marched to Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian's office to ask him to reconsider granting concessions that the struggling casino says are necessary to keep it open. About 1,000 ...

Federal and local candidates on New Jersey ballots

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters get to choose their members of the House of Representatives and a U.S. senator in this week's elections. Many towns also have local elections. No state lawmakers are on Tuesday's ballots. But voters are ...

Christie to make 5th NH stop for Havenstein

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie is returning to New Hampshire for a fifth time this year to campaign with Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein. Christie and Havenstein will greet voters at MacKenna's ...

Chris Christie making final push for LePage

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will rally Maine Republicans in a final push for Republican Gov. Paul LePage on the eve of the election. LePage is in a tight race against Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud. Independent Eliot Cutler ...

Michelle Obama stumps for Brown in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is rallying voters in Maryland to support Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor. The first lady spoke at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore Monday. She says Brown is the candidate who recognizes the ...

Christie returns to help Hogan in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley shouldn't waste his time being nervous about the state's governor's race. Christie said Sunday that O'Malley should just get ready to clear out his office for ...

Obama tries giving Pennsylvania Democrats a jolt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging supporters to vote in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor, stressing Democrat Tom Wolf's experience as a successful businessman and casting the election as a choice between trickle-down ...

Atlantic City casino workers to march on city hall

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers from the Taj Mahal casino will march to the Atlantic City mayor's office Monday morning to ask Mayor Don Guardian to reconsider granting concessions the struggling casinos says are necessary to keep it open. About ...

De Blasio’s plan: A steady voice in time of Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has managed the Ebola crisis from a game plan put in place weeks before. Administration officials say the carefully-planned strategy was to make frequent public appearances, stress the city's level of ...