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Christie: GOP wins show focus on leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican victories in governor's races across the country show voters want leaders who will "get things done," rather that fighting over ideology. Christie, chairman of the Republican ...

South Jersey town’s voters approve liquor license

UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Voters have approved a ballot question that would allow a southern New Jersey town to create and sell liquor licenses. Supporters hope the referendum will give Upper Deerfield Township's economy a boost. ...

NJ mayor retains office after Sandy generator flap

NORTH HALEDON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey mayor who used a town generator to power his ice cream shop during Superstorm Sandy has won re-election. The Record (http://bit.ly/1qp2B1t ) reports North Haledon Mayor Randy George turned away a ...

Feds reject NJ hospital’s mobile unit for Ebola

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials have rejected a northern New Jersey hospital's plan to use a mobile unit to care for potential Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not say why it turned down Hackensack ...

4 things Cory Booker will focus on in the Senate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Incumbent Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is returning to Washington for a full, six-year term after defeating Jeff Bell. In a fiery speech focused on the United States as much as New Jersey, Booker Tuesday night called on ...

New Jersey elects 1st woman to Congress since 2000

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman has invaded New Jersey's congressional boys club. Bonnie Watson Coleman won a seat representing the 12th Congressional District in Tuesday's election. She's the first black woman ever to win a congressional seat from ...

Pallone tops GOP’s Wilkinson to keep US House seat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone has won a 12th term representing a coastal New Jersey district in Congress. Pallone defeated Republican Anthony Wilkinson in Tuesday's election for the 6th District seat. Only once since his ...

Tom MacArthur Victorious in CD3

Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard for the Third Congressional District seat.

Watson Coleman to be First African-American Woman in Congress from NJ

Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman defeated Republican Alieta Eck for the 12th Congressional District seat.

GOP Bergen County executive concedes to Democrat

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey Republican leader has conceded defeat in the race for Bergen County executive. The Record reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1pjd4k9 ) that incumbent Kathleen Donovan called Democrat James Tedesco on ...