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‘Looking at a record low turnout’ for Tuesday’s gubernatorial election

Voter turnout rates have dropped in five straight gubernatorial election, to less than 40 percent four years ago. A new low is anticipated on Tuesday.

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NJ will elect 120 lawmakers in November — These are the 8 races to watch

There are only a handful of competitive races for Senate and Assembly, and Democrats will control the Legislature. One race is already NJ's priciest ever.

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Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy
Kim Guadagno (Jeff Zelevansky/Stringer: Getty Images) and Phil Murphy (Michael Symons photo)
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5 reasons why NJ’s gubernatorial campaign is a snoozer

The race for governor in New Jersey is in the homestretch. But hardly anybody is paying attention.

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David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
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Low-approval-rating Christie is touting NJ’s high-employment-rate economy

Gov. Christie is traveling the state, reminding everyone that Jersey's economy is doing better than it's done in a long time.

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John S. Wisniewski and Phil Murphy (AP File Photos), Kim Guadagno (Louis C. Hochman / Townquare Media) and Jack M. Ciattarelli (Jack M. Ciattarelli for Governor)
John S. Wisniewski and Phil Murphy (AP File Photos), Kim Guadagno (Louis C. Hochman / Townquare Media) and Jack M. Ciattarelli (Jack M. Ciattarelli for Governor)
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How Trump will affect voters in Tuesday’s NJ primaries

New Jersey's primary election takes place on Tuesday. Most voters won't show up to cast a ballot, but turnout could get a boost from the president.

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David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
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When it comes to governors: Out with the old, in with the new?

New Jersey voters seem to get sick and tired of whoever is elected governor, and they embrace the candidate from the other political party once the incumbent leaves office.

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David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
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If you want to become governor of NJ, you don’t have to be super-rich (but it helps)

Buying friends and influence goes a long way in New Jersey. As does buying expensive TV ads.

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Amtrak train (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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NJ pols’ annual train ride to D.C. no longer a ‘rolling cocktail party’

Come on, ride the train — and rub elbows with Jersey's movers and shakers.

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The Senate holds a voting session on Oct. 5, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
The Senate holds a voting session on Oct. 5, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Big change coming to Trenton … with at least 5 longtime senators retiring

Five veteran state senators aren't seeking re-election this year, adding another layer of change coming to Trenton on top of an open-seat governor’s race.

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David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
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How you’ll know if Christie plans to get anything done in his last year

The governor's final State of the State is Tuesday. But realistically, he's got about six months to push an agenda through.

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