By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org Even before the ink on the final ballot was dry Tuesday, a certain class of political observers were busying their keyboards with the takeaway that the vote in New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie‘s favor served as nothing more than a proverbial catapult for the nation’s highest office in Washington, D.C. “The win gives […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org If black voters in New Jersey don’t come out Wednesday in full force for Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker, it could be an easy victory for Republican Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, in the race to become New Jersey‘s next U.S. Senator. That’s the analysis by one prominent mathematician and political observer who […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org Here’s a mash-up of the best moments from the New Jersey U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Republican former mayor of Bogota, Steve Lonegan. The debate originally aired on Oct. 9. Enjoy: Contact Yaël Ossowski at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him @YaelOss.
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org TRENTON — One is a tea partyer and the other is a Twitter partyer. One runs New Jersey’s most populist city and the other runs the state’s biggest conservative organization. While they have many conflicting views, Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Bookerand his Republic opponent, Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota and head ofAmericans […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org There was a grand debate at Channel 6 Studios in Trenton, N.J., on Friday to determine who would be the best candidate for U.S. Senate. There was this guy, Cory Booker, the Democratic candidate and establishment favorite: And his opponent, the Republican conservative activist who gave Gov. Chris Christie a run for his money in the […]
BIG FRIENDS: This ad for New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker was paid for by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Super PAC. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org NEWARK, N.J. — A large cornerstone of Newark Mayor Cory Booker‘s campaign centers on his ability to attract millions in outside investment to his city, but now it seems the same logic […]
WANING SUPPORT? A lawn sign for Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate in New Jersey Cory Booker. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org While Newark Mayor Cory Booker‘s fate once seemed written in the stars, it’s now careening ever violently toward the sun. At least that’s the indication from the campaign trail just 12 days out from the special U.S. Senate election […]
CHRISTIE: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie acknowledges the crowd Tuesday at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.. By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org The idea of a Wednesday election in mid-October is probably the furthest thing from ideal for the average New Jersey voter. Especially after years of popular campaigning and political outreach to […]
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org A key part of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Steve Lonegan‘s campaign consists of tying his Democratic opponent Cory Booker to the administration of President Barack Obama. In a fundraising email Lonegan sent Wednesday, the former mayor of Bogota laid out his case for way the race has reportedly narrowed to just 6 points according to […]
I appeared on 1450 WCTC Central New Jersey this morning to talk about my Watchdog.org story on Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s fake Twitter followers.