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Despite GOP’s wishful thinking, Cory Booker is set to be the next senator from New Jersey

There seems a belief in some quarters that Republican Steve Lonegan has gained momentum against Democrat Cory Booker in the US Senate special election in New Jersey this Wednesday. Beyond the fact that a Tea Party candidate stands little chance of defeating a Democrat in a state that went for…

Republican Senate candidate in N.J. fires staffer after profane interview

If there’s still a line in political discourse, Rick Shaftan managed to cross it. After giving a profanity-riddled website interview earlier this week in which he intimated that Newark N.J. mayor Cory Booker might be gay for not coming on more strongly in a Twitter conversation with a stripper, Shaftan’s…

Rick Perry warns that implementing Obamacare is a ‘criminal act’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Tuesday said that moving forward with President Barack Obama’s health care reform law that was passed by Congress in 2008 was a “felony” and a “criminal act.” At a campaign event for Republican New Jersey Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, Perry blamed Democrats for the…

Cory Booker’s Republican opponent: Washington Post interview ‘helps get him the gay vote by acting ambiguous’

While New Jersey senatorial candidate Cory Booker admitted to the Washington Post that he has started dating again, his Republican opponent suggested on Tuesday that Booker was engaging in political courtship. “Maybe that helps him get the gay vote, by acting ambiguous,” Steve Lonegan told Newsmax host Steve Malzberg. “That…

New Jersey’s Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary race

By Victoria Cavaliere NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker slid to an easy unofficial victory in New Jersey’s special Democratic primary held on Tuesday in the race to fill an empty U.S. Senate seat that has long been in Democratic hands. If he wins the general election…

Booker’s opponent ‘not apologizing’ and ‘not backing off’ racist tweet

Newark Mayor Corey Booker’s (D) Republican opponent in the New Jersey Senate race said over the weekend that he was “not apologizing” and “not backing off” after a staffer sent a racially-charged tweet. During a televised debate last week, Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan’s Twitter account posted a message that…

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