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Many NJ Dems Pick Veteran State Senator to Lead Their Party

A long-time New Jersey State Senator is gaining momentum to become the next democratic state party chairman.

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Gov. Chris Christie outlines plans for a special election to be held to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg
Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky, Getty Images)
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Christie Announces Special Election to Fill Lautenberg’s Seat [VIDEO]

He’s not quite ready to announce who he’ll appoint to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg yesterday, but Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a special election for this year. A primary election will be held this August 13 and the special election is set for October 16.

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Panel OKs Plan for Property Tax Rebate Program

An Assembly panel has moved forward plans for a constitutional amendment that would double the income limit for New Jersey seniors and disabled people to qualify for a property tax rebate.

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County Party Political Fundraising Drops Dramatically

County party committee fundraising has declined significantly from 2009, the last time gubernatorial and legislative candidates both faced reelection. The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has issued a report today saying together, Democratic and Republican county organizations raised just under $1 million, a 29 percent decrease from four years before.

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Obama Warns GOP: Don’t Block Gun Bill

President Barack Obama says the contentious debate over gun control measures "shouldn't be about politics." He's warning Republican lawmakers against using delay tactics to sink legislation.

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Politicians Seek Credit in Rising Economy

When it comes to increased hiring, lower unemployment and a rising stock market, is there credit to pass around?

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Report on Iraq Invasion: Too Much Money, Too Few Results

Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.

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Governor Christie delivers Budget Address
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Christie Touts Business Tax Breaks, Smaller Government

Gov. Chris Christie says he turned around a financially struggling state by shrinking government, enacting business tax breaks and trimming regulatory red tape.

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Christie Urges Action on User Fees to Ease NJ’s Property Taxes

After proposing a $32.9 billion state spending plan that increases school aid and expands Medicaid coverage and does not raise taxes, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been busy today trumpeting his budget as a fiscally responsible plan that encourages growth and holds the line on property taxes.

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A Listener Gives an Interesting Perspective on Government, Politicians and Voters

We received this email courtesy of Joe from Somerset and thought we would share his interesting take on voters' gripes about the actions of our government and local politicians.

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