Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A newcomer and incumbent on one team win handily, while another BOE member retained her seat in Tuesday's election.
The only election in Woodbridge Tuesday night was for three seats on the Board of Education, and although it wasn't a municipal election, it proved the strength of Mayor John McCormac in Woodbridge. That's because McCormac's BOE team - Daniel Harris, a legislative aide to Woodbridge Council attorney Craig Coughlin, and Board of Education incumbent Ezio Tamburello - were the top vote-getters in the election. Harris won big with 9,568 votes, followed by Tamburello with 7,520. The third seat was retained by BOE incumbent Judith Leidner, who grabbed 6,550 votes. Leidner ran with fellow BOE member Lawrence Miloscia, who came in fourth in the voting. Only 58 votes separated the team mates. Another big surprise was retired Woodbridge teacher …
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 …
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Election Day is finally upon us. Join New Jersey Patch editors for a discussion of how things went at the polls, and chat as election results come in.
The incumbent, Robert Menendez, is well financed and heavily favored over Republican State Senator Joseph Kyrillos.
U.S. Senate candidates Robert Menendez and Joe Kyrillos agree on little when it comes to the issues. The veterans of New Jersey politics are largely pushing party-line policy as voters take to the polls on election day. Menendez, a native of Union City, has been the heavy early favorite over the state legislator. A recent Philadelphia Inquirer poll had Menendez up 50-32 over Kyrillos, in line with polls conducted by Richard Stockton College and Quinnipiac University. Kyrillos, echoing larger party sentiments, favors extending tax cuts for the "job creators" making large sums of money and also relaxing corporate taxes. It's a philosophy not shared by Menendez, who says New Jersey families have been "victimized" by corporate loopholes and …
There are four candidates seeking seats to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Check here for results.
Today is Election Day, and in addition to local, state and federal candidates, there also are candidates on the county level. When voters hit the polls, the will get to choose who will serve on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Incumbent Democratic Freeholders H. James Polos and Ronald Rios will face Republican challengers Abrar "Sam" Khan and Roger W. Daley for two, three-year terms. Check back here for live updates.
State has given its electoral votes to a Democrat in the last five elections.
If history is any indication, Barack Obama should have no problem winning New Jersey's 14 electoral votes in his quest for re-election on Tuesday. In the past four presidential elections, the Republican candidate has never been within 240,000 votes, and only once did a candidate get within 500,000 of his Democratic opponent. A look at statistics kept by the state shows that in the last four elections, incumbent president George W. Bush was the closest at picking up the NJ's nod, still losing to John Kerry by more than 240,000 votes. The biggest winner among the Democratic candidates in that span was incumbent Barack Obama, who won the state by more than 600,000 votes in 2008. The closest vote in 20 years came in 1992, when Bill Clinton …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Both parties also approve of governor's level of support for those more affected by Sandy.
Republicans will be mostly likely to benefit from a down voter turnout Tuesday in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, New Jersey political insiders believe. According to a Patch poll of state elected officials and party insiders, 15 of 22 Republican respondents believe voter turnout will be down slightly from where it would have been otherwise. Of 27 Democratic respondents, 26 expect there will be either a slight or sharp decline in turnout. "The areas likely to remain without power by Tuesday are predominantly smaller, suburban and rural communities that are typically Republican bases," one Republican respondent said. "Power restoration to urban areas, with higher Democratic concentration, seems to have been prioritized," the respondent …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Veteran state legislator Kyrillos, trailing badly, tries to link Menendez to Corzine in public’s mind.
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is seeking a second full term, challenged by a veteran state legislator, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth). But as the campaign wears on, Kyrillos increasingly has chosen to run against a different man: former Gov. Jon Corzine. The South Jersey state legislator accustomed to easy victories in his Shore district is far behind Menendez in every poll and so is trying to link his opponent with New Jersey’s last governor, whose popularity plummeted as the recession worsened in 2008 and 2009.. At the same time, nine other contenders, ignored by the major parties and not even afforded the publicity of the three senatorial debates, are trying to insert themselves into the conversation in whatever way …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Oct. 22.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred over Benghazi in last week's debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to Monday night's third and final presidential debate, focusing on foreign policy. The third presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Monday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are presented by the …