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4 things Cory Booker will focus on in the Senate

11-5-14
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

11-5-14
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

11-4-14
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 ...
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Tom MacArthur Victorious in CD3

11-4-14
Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard for the Third Congressional District seat.
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Watson Coleman to be First African-American Woman in Congress from NJ

11-4-14
Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman defeated Republican Alieta Eck for the 12th Congressional District seat.

GOP Bergen County executive concedes to Democrat

11-4-14
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 ...
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Cory Booker Celebrates Senate Win

11-4-14
Incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Cory Booker defeated Republican Jeff Bell for the U.S. Senate seat.

New Jersey voters approve money for open space

11-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters have approved dedicating some tax revenue to buying and preserving open space despite opposition from Gov. Chris Christie. The constitutional amendment approved Tuesday focuses on the state's corporate ...

Democrat Pascrell keeps New Jersey US House seat

11-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell has been elected to his ninth term representing northern New Jersey in the U.S. House. The former mayor of Paterson and member of the state Assembly easily defeated Republican Dierdre Paul in ...

GOP Rep. Lance defeats Kovach in US House race

11-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Rep. Leonard Lance has won re-election to the U.S. House representing northern New Jersey. Lance on Tuesday beat Democrat Janice Kovach in the 7th District, which includes Hunterdon County and parts of Morris, ...