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We May Not Learn Results of Several Close Races by End of Tonight — or for Days
Colleen O'Dea | November 6, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
County clerks say recent changes in electoral law have already caused confusion for some voters, are likely to cause more, and could delay returns in close races
Online Tool Makes It Easier for Municipalities to Share Services
John Reitmeyer | November 6, 2018 | Politics
The push to pool resources is key to driving down property taxes. Website gives local leaders a chance to explore their options — before consolidation is mandated
NJ Rep. MacArthur Spends $210,000 in Federal Funds on ‘Franked Mail’
WHYY Online | November 6, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
South Jersey Republican representative argues total isn’t over the top, money is there for him to spend as he sees fit
After Tough Slog, Campaigning Continues to Bitter End
Colleen O'Dea | November 5, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
With just one day until the polls open, the politicians aren’t letting up even though the outcome in some districts seems all but certain
Youngest Voters Explain Why Their Votes Matter
NJ Spotlight | November 5, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
High school students in greater New Brunswick area shared essays and videos on the ‘Y’ vote with League of Women Voters
The Mission to Chase Down Mail-In Ballots In CD-11
WNYC News | November 5, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The race to get thousands of Sherrill supporters to complete and return their mail-in ballots
Senate Race Has Been One for the Ages: Nasty, Noisome, Negative
Colleen O'Dea | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Republican challenger Bob Hugin has spent millions of his own money to unleash savage ads against Sen. Bob Menendez who has fired back on a far smaller budget
Even at 11th Hour, CD-11 Still Attracting Big Money, Names, Attention
Carly Sitrin | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Will first-time candidate Mikie Sherrill flip this district for the Democrats as they try to retake the House?
No Blue Wave Needed in CD-2 for Van Drew to Carry on Its Center-Right Tradition?
Mark J. Bonamo | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The polls — and his huge fundraising advantage — favor the Democratic candidate over controversial Trump loyalist Seth Grossman
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Ten Legislative Races on Tuesday’s Ballot
Chase Brush | November 2, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
The midterm elections for Senate and House of Representatives have taken the spotlight. Meanwhile, candidates are toiling on campaigns for special local elections in seven districts
In CD-3 Debate, Allegations and Attacks Get in the Way of Issues and Answers
Carly Sitrin | November 1, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Republican incumbent Tom MacArthur and Democratic challenger Andy Kim make it clear they don’t like each other, but don’t bring much clarity to substantive questions
Lance-Malinowski in CD-7: Outcome Now Depends on Ground Game
Mark J. Bonamo | November 1, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
It's been all about money, message, and momentum in the 7th district. But who succeeds at getting voters to the polls could determine the winner
Live Commentary Here Tonight: MacArthur-Kim Debate
NJ Spotlight | October 31, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
NJ Spotlight joins with NJTV News to deliver live commentary on debate between CD-3 candidates, who are in one of the keenest contests of these elections
These NJ House Seats Probably Are Safe and Sound for Democrats
Hank Kalet | October 31, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Nothing in the polls suggests Republicans, or any other challengers, are going to take these seats away from the incumbents
Voter Guide to the 2018 Midterm Elections
NJ Spotlight | October 31, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
A new tool to help you research candidates at the federal, state, county and, in many cases, municipal levels
Lawmakers OK Committee to Investigate Administration’s Hiring Practices
NJTV News Online | October 31, 2018 | Politics
Hearings have yet to be scheduled but are expected to take place soon
In Wake of Pittsburgh, Jersey City Killings Murphy Calls for Tighter Gun Laws
John Reitmeyer | October 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor and Attorney General Grewal release anti-violence proposals addressing everything from straw purchasers and ammunition sales to smart guns
GOP Incumbent Seems Safe in CD-4 as Challenger Faces Tax Controversy
Tara Nurin | October 30, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Democratic candidate Welle disputes tax issue as conservative Rep. Smith handles a controversy of his own. District that has long voted Republican looks unlikely to go blue
Murphy Pledges $50M to Sandy Homeowners Still Rebuilding 6 Years Later
Colleen O'Dea | October 30, 2018 | Politics
Governor travels to Union Beach, announces program to provide no-interest loans to folks unable to move back home because they’re still rebuilding
Gender Politics and the Suburbs in the Age of Trump
WNYC News | October 30, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate in CD-11, is one of an unusually large number of women running in the midterm elections across the country
National Focus Is on CD-11, but Voters Want Answers to Policy Questions
Carly Sitrin | October 29, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Out-of-state endorsements are piling up for 11th Congressional District candidates. Voters pinpoint issues they want Sherrill and Webber to address
The Race in CD-2: Both Are Conservatives but Very Different Kinds
Mark J. Bonamo | October 26, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
One’s a conservative Democrat, the other a pro-Trump conservative Republican and they’re far apart on the issues
In Only Debate Menendez, Hugin Swing Hard but Not Quite as Hard as Their TV Ads
Colleen O'Dea | October 25, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Incumbent senator and Republican challenger take shots, make unexpected apologies, even agree on some issues — and avoid a handshake
Booker Plan Would Give Every American Baby Something to Bank On
John Reitmeyer | October 25, 2018 | Politics
Every infant in United States would start out in life with a $1,000 savings account, with the poorest collecting annual increases until they’re 18 — according to U.S. Sen Cory Booker
Second Look: Watch Joust Between Senate Candidates Menendez, Hugin
NJ Spotlight | October 25, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
If you didn’t watch it live, you can catch up on last night’s debate — and the expert commentary from NJ Spotlight and NJTV News
Outsiders: Six Other Candidates Campaign for Senate Seat
Colleen O'Dea | October 24, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
New Jersey electorate has other options besides Menendez or Hugin. A number of independent candidates are running
Menendez-Hugin Debate: Live Commentary Here Tonight
NJ Spotlight | October 24, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
NJ Spotlight joins with NJTV News to deliver live commentary on debate between Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican challenger Bob Hugin
What Does Where They Stand on Trump Say About Hugin, Menendez — and for NJ?
Colleen O'Dea | October 23, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
There’s more to the Senate campaign than low blows, but while the incumbent has gone on record about issues critical to the Garden State, his GOP challenger is harder to pin down
In South Jersey Speech Christie Sends A Few Zingers Murphy’s Way
NJTV News Online | October 22, 2018 | Politics
Former governor does not appear too pleased with how his successor has characterized Christie’s stamp on Garden State economy
It’s Raining Political Money on Garden State, Almost All on Democrats
Colleen O'Dea | October 19, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Congressional campaigns are ‘awash in cash.’ Hugin Senate campaign is lone GOP big spender
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