Friday, February 22, 2013
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Friday, February 22
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey over the next four years, according to voters polled in a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University. Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports, both numbers buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath. Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle, as well. In the …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Catch up with the stories that topped Cherry Hill news this week.
An annual tradition continues as local firefighters pull together Christmas gifts and more for 78 children throughout the county. The school district moved one step closer to recovering a portion of tuition overcharges—but 85 other districts will have to sign off on the deal before it's official. Prosecutors say Ernie Cammack, 53, of Cherry Hill, sexually assaulted an acquaintance multiple times. Though Cammack is a bus driver for the Camden City school district, authorities said he hasn't targeted children. Two would-be burglars get scared off by residents, but Cherry Hill Police are trying to track down several others who grabbed everything from jewelry to cash. A crash involving two tractor-trailers and two cars kills three members of a…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker hints at his political future. You tell us: What position should he go after?
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who increasingly finds himself on the national political stage, has a decision to make: run for governor or run for U.S. Senate? Booker, 43, said he's considering both, and will make a decision in the next two weeks, according to the Huffington Post. Speculation has swirled that Booker would seek higher office as his political star starts to shine brighter. Party officials gave him a coveted speaking spot at this year's Democratic National Convention and moves such as living off of the same allotment as food stamp recipients for a week garnered national attention. Now the question is: Which office will he seek and who will he run against? If he goes for governor and wins the Democratic primary, he'll almost …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Chris Christie will seek a second term as New Jersey governor, he announced Monday.
Gov. Chris Christie will run for re-election for New Jersey governor's seat, he confirmed Monday. Christie made the announcement during an appearance at a press conference at the Port Monmouth Fire Department in Middletown Monday afternoon. The governor declined to talk in detail about his bid, saying he is saving that for a more formal announcement in January. But he did say he sought the advice of his wife, Mary Pat, and four children during the Thanksgiving Day weekend, and got their blessing. "I have a job to finish that I would have never anticipated to have six weeks ago," said Christie, adding that he loves the Garden State. "I want to leave it better than I found it when I'm done." The gubernatorial election will take place in …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The former Cherry Hill councilwoman loses out to Republican Jon Runyan in the 3rd District.
Eleven-term incumbent Democratic Rob Andrews will head back to the House of Representatives after crushing Republican Greg Horton in the 1st District. With 98 percent of the vote reported late Tuesday night, Andrews had more than doubled Horton’s total, winning 192,486-85,967. Andrews won despite a House ethics panel in August finding “substantial reason to believe” he improperly spent campaign funds on trips to California and Scotland. Meanwhile, former Cherry Hill Democratic councilwoman Shelley Adler lost to incumbent Republican Jon Runyan in the 3rd District race. With 99 percent of the vote in early Wednesday morning, it was 155,770-131,417 in favor of Runyan, who benefited from redistricting that cut heavily Democratic Cherry Hill …
J. Barry Dickinson will replace Wayne Tarken on the Cherry Hill school board.
Challenger J. Barry Dickinson has ousted Wayne Tarken from the Cherry Hill school board in voting that doubled that of last year’s school board election, according to unofficial election results Tuesday night. Dickinson was third overall behind incumbents Kathryn Judge and Colleen Horiates, who won re-election, with 10,373 votes, beating Tarken by just over 3,000 votes. If there was any doubt a move to November would increase the numbers for school board elections, Dickinson’s win erased that—despite being just the third-highest vote-getter, he received three times the number of votes as several of the winners last year, and 10 times the number of votes he garnered in 2011. Official turnout numbers weren’t immediately available Tuesday …
Jeffrey Nash, Ian Leonard and Michelle Gentek easily defeat the Republicans running for freeholder.
The Democratic slate for Camden County freeholder easily defeated their Republican challengers Tuesday, keeping the county's governing body all Democratic. Incumbents Jeffrey Nash (116,969 votes) and Ian Leonard (110,586) joined newcomer and current Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek (113,045) in declaring victory. Republicans received roughly half of those votes in this blue-colored county. The vote totals are: Jim Pearce (58,697), Ian Gill (53,286) and Eugene Lawrence (52,211). All vote totals are unofficial until certified officials. Because of Hurricane Sandy's effects on the state, all mail-in ballots must be accepted until Friday at 8 p.m., although the wide margins of votes make it highly unlikely that the freeholder …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." "The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …