Category Archives: 2013 Elections

Booker wins Senate seat in NJ

New Jersey’s U.S. senator-elect says he’s ready to go to Washington and channel Americans’ frustration with Congress into energy for change. Newark Mayor Cory Booker appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday, hours after he defeated Republican Steve Lonegan in a special Senate election. Booker will fill the seat left vacant by the June death… Read More »

Booker cruises in NJ Democratic Senate primary

Cory Booker brushed off three experienced opponents in a victory in New Jersey’s special Democratic U.S. Senate primary, setting up a campaign of deep contrasts with Steve Lonegan, who won the Republican nomination. The two winners Tuesday will face off in an Oct. 16 special election called by Gov. Chris Christie to fill the last… Read More »

Va. GOP picks conservatives for fall ticket; black minister is lieutenant governor choice

Thousands of Virginia Republicans on Saturday picked a slate of statewide candidates who vowed to stay true to conservative principles, resisting calls to remake the GOP message after losses in 2012. At the top of the ticket is gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli II, the attorney general. Known for high-profile battles against “Obamacare,” abortion and a… Read More »