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Kim Declares Victory in CD-3 But Vote Count Likely to Continue Through Weekend
Chase Brush | November 8, 2018 | Politics, Elections 2018
Congressman MacArthur doesn’t concede as mail-in ballots still straggle in. Counting of these and provisional ballots will go on
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
Tension in Trenton: Do Murphy and Sweeney Have Issues to Resolve?
Chase Brush | February 7, 2018 | Politics
For a Democratic governor with a Democratic Legislature, Murphy’s first few weeks at the helm have not been smooth sailing
Fed-Up LoBiondo to Quit Congress, Fired-Up Dems Resolve to Flip Seat
Chase Brush | November 9, 2017 | Politics
As centrist South Jersey Republican laments disappearance of ‘middle ground’ in national politics, Democrats see chance to replace him
Dems Pick Up Key Seats in Legislature, GOP Takes Several Tight Races
Chase Brush | November 8, 2017 | Elections 2017
At end of the day, Democrats still have the Legislature locked up — after withstanding some tough challenges and pulling out a few surprise victories
In the 3rd, Costly Grudge Match Pits Sweeney Against Grenier and NJEA
Chase Brush | November 3, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
The teachers union has spent $4.5 million backing a self-described ‘Trump Republican’ looking to wrest the seat from Democrat who has angered the NJEA
The Importance of Coattails in ‘Truly Competitive’ LD 16 Races
Chase Brush | November 1, 2017 | Elections 2017
Impact of gubernatorial contest, changes in district, and Ciattarelli’s departure make the 16th among the more combative arenas in this election cycle
Take-No-Prisoners Senate Race in LD 11 Pits Incumbent Beck against Gopal
Chase Brush | October 25, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Deep-pocketed Democrats have targeted Beck’s seat and are willing to spend — and spend — to get what they want
In South Jersey’s 2nd, a Surprisingly Tight Race for State Senate Seat
Chase Brush | October 20, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
A sudden death, a last-minute switch in the ticket — and the obligatory attack ads — bring Democrat and Republican within striking distance for contested Senate seat
At Debate, Lieutenant Governor Candidates Mostly Stay on Message
Chase Brush | October 17, 2017 | Elections 2017
A few bobbled questions, a few ineffective jabs add some tension — and laughs — to only public meeting between Dem’s Sheila Oliver and GOP’s Carlos Rendo
The Independents: New Jersey’s ‘Other’ Gubernatorial Candidates
Chase Brush | October 5, 2017 | Politics, Elections 2017
Looking for an alternative to big-money politics and big-party candidates? Here are five of them
NJEA Flexes Its Muscles, Takes on Sweeney
Chase Brush | September 25, 2017 | Politics
The teachers union faults the Senate president for his stand on public-employee pensions and school funding — and they want to make him pay
A Night of the Incumbents in Most of NJ’s Hotly Contested Districts
Chase Brush | June 7, 2017 | Elections 2017
With nearly 280 candidates in the running for their party’s Senate and Assemby seats, almost half of this year’s primary contests could be considered battlegrounds
The Hottest Seats in the House: Guide to NJ’s Most-Contested Primaries
Chase Brush | May 26, 2017 | Elections 2017
From gas-tax ghosts in the 26th to the progressive uprising in the 17th, here’s a look at the legislative heat just in time for the election
With NJ’s Legislature Up for Grabs, You Need a Big Picture to Assess the Action
Chase Brush | May 25, 2017 | Elections 2017
Competitive or contested? Knowing the difference is key to understanding what’s happening on the ground in all 40 districts
At ‘Alternative’ Town Halls, Residents Send Message to Often-Absent Pols
Chase Brush | February 24, 2017 | Politics
New Jerseyans are coming together in grass-roots groups to demand that members of Congress follow the people’s interests not the party line
For Christie, and His Political Fortunes, Bridgegate Is Far from Over
Chase Brush | November 14, 2016 | Politics
Is scandal behind governor’s fall from grace with Trump team? Will Trenton Democrats push for impeachment?
How Soon Will Christie Walk Away from New Jersey?
Chase Brush | November 10, 2016 | Politics
Down and out in New Jersey, the governor has the chance of a fresh start in Washington now that he has won his gamble on a Trump presidency. And his would-be successors line up
Gottheimer Takes 5th After Expensive, Acrimonious Campaign
Chase Brush | November 9, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Incumbent Garrett says he won’t concede until all absentee ballots are tallied
Can Christie Come Back After the Bridgegate Verdict?
Chase Brush | November 8, 2016 | Politics
The governor’s polling numbers are in the tank, his hold on the Republican legislative bloc is no longer ironclad. What can he accomplish in his final year?
NJ Transit: Short of Cash, Short of Staff, and Coming up Short on Safety
Chase Brush | November 7, 2016 | Transportation
Joint legislative panel blasts state’s largest mass-transportation agency, grills its new chief on transparency and operations
Challengers Rap Democratic Incumbent for Neglecting 9th’s Trouble Spots
Chase Brush | November 4, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
In deep-blue district, U.S. Rep. Pascrell appears to have little to fear from Republican Castillo, others gunning for the seat he holds
Amendment to Allow Casinos Outside Atlantic City Odds-On to Lose
Chase Brush | November 3, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Supporters of a measure that would allow gaming in north Jersey are resigned to defeat in next week’s ballot but are confident they’ll eventually succeed
Atlantic City Lurches Toward a Takeover as State Rejects its Recovery Plan
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016 | Politics
Down-on-its-luck gaming mecca faces a takeover by the state, which says the city’s strategy is ‘not likely to achieve financial stability’
In 4th, Democrat Faces Deeply Entrenched Republican Incumbent
Chase Brush | November 2, 2016 | Elections 2016
Challenger Phillipson says lower- and middle-class voters are worried about economy, while Smith points with pride to 30 years of Congressional service
Garrett and Gottheimer Play Nasty, Not Nice in Only Debate
Chase Brush | November 1, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
The only parley between 5th District incumbent Rep. Garrett and his Democratic opponent featured slings and arrows, but also underscored major policy differences
Guadagno Steps Out from Christie’s Shadow, Into the Glare of Criticism
Chase Brush | October 28, 2016 | Politics
The administration and Democratic lawmakers took lieutenant governor to task for her comments on ballot question and TTF law, both of which have Christie’s blessing
Wisniewski Might Be Ready to Give Murphy a Run for His Money
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016 | Politics
If you thought the Democratic nomination for governor has been sewn up by Wall Street titan Phil Murphy, think again — and watch out for Assemblyman Wisniewski
Cash-Strapped Democrat Faces Fight Against Well-Heeled Republican in 3rd
Chase Brush | October 27, 2016 | Politics, Elections 2016
Democrat LaVergne says shortage of funds has kept him from making more of incumbent MacArthur’s support for Trump
Atlantic City Produces Five-Year Plan, Hopes to Fend Off State Takeover
Chase Brush | October 25, 2016 | Politics
The plan calls for cuts in jobs and benefits, outsourcing of services, and the sale of Bader Field airstrip
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