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Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard traded a series of barbs during their second and final debate Thursday, all the while saying they believe partisanship and bickering are the cause of Congress' failures.
Republican Tom MacArthur is staying ahead in funding in New Jersey's most expensive congressional race, thanks to his own money.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has a large lead in polls over Republican challenger Jeff Bell as he seeks his first six-year term, but he has so far struggled to notch a marquee legislative victory to match the high-wattage star power he brought with him to Washington.
There are 10 towns in the county with mayoral or governing body races that include unopposed candidates.
The Christie Chronicles: Maine officials say they are seeking legal authority to enforce their quarantine of the nurse who protested her three-day detainment in New Jersey upon her return last week from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former Paterson councilman and his wife have agreed to a lifetime ban of holding public office or employment.
Two years after Hurricane Sandy battered the Jersey Shore, the state has distributed about a quarter of the money allocated by the federal government, as thousands of homeowners await aid to rebuild.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called on supporters of Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday to get their friends and family to the polls next week to re-elect the Republican governor, who is locked in a tight three-way race.
At a Mount Laurel county club where a tense political debate was unfolding, the moderator suddenly stiffened and began barking out orders. But the mudslinging between Congressional candidates Aimee Belgard and Tom MacArthur last week was not the cause of the moderator's ire. It was a heckler at the back of the room. Or was it?
Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) wants to overhaul the state’s pension funding formula to make annual state pension contributions lower...
Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo is leading Democratic challenger William Hughes Jr. by 53 percent to 34 percent in the Second Congressional District race, according to a poll released Tuesday by Richard Stockton College.
BELMAR, N.J. - On the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, fans of Gov. Christie's lined Main Street in this Shore town, waiting to meet him with hugs and requests for photos.
Republican Tom MacArthur is up 5 percentage points over Democrat Aimee Belgard in the competitive South Jersey race to replace retiring Jon Runyan in the House, according to a Stockton Polling Institute survey released Wednesday.
There are 10 towns in the county with mayoral or governing body races that include unopposed candidates.
The Christie Chronicles: Maine officials say they are seeking legal authority to enforce their quarantine of the nurse who protested her three-day detainment in New Jersey upon her return last week from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) - State Senate President Steve Sweeney is criticizing Gov. Chris Christie's administration over its handling of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has a large lead in polls over Republican challenger Jeff Bell as he seeks his first six-year term, but he has so far struggled to notch a marquee legislative victory to match the high-wattage star power he brought with him to Washington.
Gov. Christie said in an interview with NBC's "Today" Show Tuesday that he had not backed down from his Ebola quarantine policy by releasing a nurse who had protested her confinement in a New Jersey hospital.
Republican Tom MacArthur is staying ahead in funding in New Jersey's most expensive congressional race, thanks to his own money.
Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard traded a series of barbs during their second and final debate Thursday, all the while saying they believe partisanship and bickering are the cause of Congress' failures.