2019年2月4日 星期一

NJ Politics Digest: Reactions to Booker’s Presidential Bid

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  NJ Politics Digest: Reactions to Booker's Presidential Bid  
  Few were surprised when Sen. Cory Booker announced on Friday that he's running for president.  
Quote of the Day: "When their assumptions are examined closely, their claims of financial hardship fall away," - Rate Counsel Stefanie Brand, on PSEG Nuclear and Exelon Generation's claims they need $300 Million in annual ratepayer subsidies to keep their three nuclear power plants open.
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Cory Booker's challenge: Can he run for president and still be authentic?
Nearly 12 years ago, I learned why Cory Booker would probably run for president. I also learned why he might not be just another long shot.
The Record
Cory Booker 2020: What he said as he announced his run for president
Sen. Cory Booker has made it official, telling people online, on the radio, on television and outside his house in Newark that he is running for president.
The Record
Cory Booker 2020: How he could win. And why he might not.
Cory Booker is in. The New Jersey senator with a celebrity-style profile announced Friday that he is running for the Democratic nomination for president, hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
How Cory Booker Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination
A charismatic, liberal-but-not-super-liberal black man is running for president. He has degrees from two of America's most prestigious universities. He was a community organizer before serving in elected office. He was touted very early in his career as the potential first black president. He served a stint in local government before becoming one of the very few African-Americans ever elected to the U.S. Senate. And he is running on a message of optimism.
Cory Booker on the Issues: Where He Stands
In his six years in the Senate, Cory Booker has progressed from a moderate who defended private equity to a leading progressive voice on issues like criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization. As he transitions to a national presidential campaign, which he announced Friday, the candidate has been focusing on some key issues that animate the left wing of the Democratic Party.
New York Times
Could Booker's 'love' for all become a liability?
Cory Booker is all about love. He incessantly brings up the term "love" in his speeches. He has called for countering the president's darkness with "universal love." And on Friday, as he officially launched his own campaign for the presidency, Booker said the nation needs leaders who believe 'patriotism means love of country, and you can't love your country if you don't love your countrymen.'
'As surprising as the sun rising': Reactions to Cory Booker's 2020 campaign for president
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is the latest Democratic candidate to throw his hat in the ring for 2020, entering an already crowded pool expected to fill up even further in the coming months.
We knew Cory Booker before he was running for president. Here's what his hometown has to say.
Alumni of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan's Class of 1987 were assembling for their 10-year reunion at a banquet hall in Norwood.
Moran: Booker is running. I've watched him for 20 years. Here's what I've learned
It was inevitable, and now it's official: Sen. Cory Booker is running for president.
Booker won't say if he's running two races in 2020
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker wouldn't say whether he intended to run for the presidency and for reelection to his Senate seat simultaneously on Friday.
New Jersey Globe
Conway suggests Booker is sexist for running against 2020 Dem women
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway suggested Friday that 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker is being held to a different standard on sexism than Republicans are, wondering aloud why he hasn't been criticized for jumping into a Democratic field already densely populated with female candidates.
Chris Christie vs. Cory Booker in 2020? Here's what the ex-gov said about that at N.J. book signing.
Maybe it crossed your mind when Cory Booker announced Friday he's running for president: Is there any shot of a Booker vs. Chris Christie all-Jersey showdown in 2020?
Menendez backs Booker in presidential bid
Senator Robert Menendez unequivocally threw his support behind the presidential bid of Cory Booker on Friday only hours after the junior Democratic senator from New Jersey announced he is running for the nation's highest office.
Prosecutor admits she got 4 emails about Katie Brennan rape case, but say she did not read 'substance of them'
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez received four 'routine' emails laying out accusations of sexual assault involving members of Gov. Phil Murphy's election campaign, but "did not read the substance of them," according to the Attorney General's office.
Murphy Close to Signing New Tax - On Rain!
Every time it rains, it could be raining pennies from property owners if Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation that could end up taxing stormwater runoff.
Rate Counsel Says PSEG-Exelon Failed To Show Need for $300M Nuclear Subsidies
The state should deny $300 million in ratepayer subsidies to PSEG Nuclear and Exelon Generation as the two companies failed to prove their three nuclear power plants in South Jersey will close without the incentives, according to a filing by the New Jersey Rate Counsel.
Driving while high: Legal weed could jam courts with DUI cases, ensnare the innocent, N.J. lawyer warns
As New Jersey moves to legalize weed, the state may face a new challenge: how to handle driving while stoned.
Meth skyrockets in NJ: DEA
Over a two-year period, federal drug agents have seen a more than 58-fold increase in the amount of methamphetamine in New Jersey, officials announced Friday.
Asbury Park Press
Controversial Lawmaker Plans to Leave Assembly, Run for Morris County Job
State Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll has long been known in New Jersey political circles as one of the most socially conservative, and outspoken, members of the Legislature. Over the course of the years, the Morris County Republican has made controversial comments on immigration, urban poverty and public education, among other issues.
N.J.'s paid family leave program is about to pay out much more
New Jersey's paid family leave program may soon soon be expanded big-time, which means you would get paid more for taking time off from your job while caring for a newborn or ill family member.
Solar power made more expensive by NJ rules; how can we change that?
Environmental and consumer advocates say New Jersey's solar energy price rules, designed to spur solar construction, have long hindered the industry's growth as consumers are being compelled to buy sun-generated electricity at inflated prices.
Asbury Park Press
New Jersey becomes second state in nation to require that schools teach LGBT history
New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history in a move hailed by civil rights groups as a step toward inclusion and fairness.
The Record
Officials scramble to help 500 workers find jobs after Marcal fire
An estimated 500 jobs are in limbo after a raging fire destroyed nearly 90 percent of the Marcal Paper factory in Elmwood Park, and it will be a blow to the region's economy if the company does not recover.
The Record
NJ Transit to Contine Honoring Discounted Tickets
Score one for NJ Transit commuters. Full fares are back in effect as the 10 percent discount in effect for the final stretch of emergency braking positive train control installation ends.
How Atlantic City's rooming houses interfere with goals of Tourism District
The block of Tennessee Avenue between the Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue has seen a recent flurry of investment and redevelopment, resulting in a handful of new businesses opening their doors.
Press of Atlantic City
Phil Murphy joins call for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has no choice but to resign after his yearbook page shows a man dressed in blackface and another person wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said on Friday night.
The Record
For Sale: A lovely college campus with a theater, a library, and a pool in scenic Burlington County
The former main campus of Rowan College at Burlington County is a bit forlorn, but beautiful.
Saddle Brook considers spending $24 million for a new municipal complex
The Borough Council is considering spending nearly $24 million to buy a Mayhill Street property and renovate a building on the site into a new municipal complex.
The Record
Gun safety officer accidentally shoots self in leg at Randolph gun facility, records show
The man who accidentally shot himself in the leg during a qualification course at RTSP gun range in Randolph last month was a gun safety officer, records revealed.
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