The death of US Senator Frank Lautenberg led to a special election for his seat. Newark mayor Cory Booker won handily.
Booker, the 44-year-old Democratic former mayor of Newark, N.J., came into Congress as a rare freshman senator with celebrity status.
Political observers say there were few surprises in the landslide re-election of Republican governor Chris Christie.
The candidates for New Jersey governor finished the last big weekend of the race with a flurry of campaign appearances.
Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker was sworn in as a Democratic senator from New Jersey on Thursday, taking the oath of office, exchanging hugs with Vice President Joe Biden and acknowledging the applause of friends and family members seated in the visitor’s gallery that rings the chamber.
The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will swear in Booker on Oct. 31 at noon at the U.S. Capitol.
Louisa Terrell will serve as Booker’s chief of staff, and Modia “Mo” Butler will serve as New Jersey state director.
Chris breaks down the deal to end the government shutdown, Cory Booker’s win in New Jersey’s special Senate election, and Governor Tom Corbett releasing $45 million to Philadelphia schools. He talks to New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett and Comedian Jonathan Kite.
Voters are heading to the polls in New Jersey today to pick a successor to the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Chris covers the latest round of negotiations to end the government shutdown, the special Senate election in New Jersey between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan and polling about how politically divided Americans are. He talks to Author Ann Coulter and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
The race tilts 54-40 percent in favor of Booker in the Quinnipiac University survey of almost 1,700 likely voters.
Chris continues his coverage on the negotiations to end the government shutdown, the special Senate election in New Jersey and reveals that Rush Limbaugh is returning to Talk Radio 1210.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s father, Cary Booker, passed away today in Las Vegas.
Chris discusses last night’s debate between Senate Candidates in New Jersey, the latest on the government shutdown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to help promote Obamacare. He talks New Jersey Senate Candidate Steve Lonegan and author Terry Lenzner.
Vice President Joe Biden won’t be coming to New Jersey to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Cory Booker.