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Federal and local candidates on New Jersey ballots

11-3-14
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

11-3-14
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

11-3-14
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

11-3-14
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

11-2-14
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

11-2-14
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

11-2-14
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

11-2-14
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 ...

Sandy recovery on the ballot in some shore towns

11-2-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Mayors of many Jersey shore towns hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are up for re-election on Tuesday. And while the majority of them face no opposition, a handful faces races in which their handling of Sandy recovery has been an ...

Christie joining Haley on SC campaign bus tour

11-2-14
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as she campaigns in the Upstate. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Christie and Haley are attending U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy's church in Spartanburg on ...