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New Jersey Senate Live Blog Thread

Posted on the 13 August 2013 by Polliticstoday @polliticstoday

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To finish our coverage of the primary of the New Jersey Senate race, we will be liveblogging the results, vote tallies and winners here.  While we expect to have a pretty short night in terms of finding out who won both primaries, we will be trying to give you as much information as possible.

So use the comments section if you want, we could use more voices to add to more discussion!

7:22PM ET:  Another last minute plea to not vote for Cory Booker by Democratic site, Crooks & Liars.  This one is a bit more in-depth version of the piece by Salon’s Alex Pareene today.  What kind of upsets me about this is that there is more bringing down Booker than propping up his opponents.  Booker has his flaws, no doubt about that, but you hear more about him (even by people complaining about his popularity) than you do Frank Pallone, Rush Holt and Sheila Oliver combined.  Let this be a memo to those who are against a certain candidate, you’ll get more bang for your buck propping up someone instead and comparing them to the other one.

6:55PM ET:  Turnout is expected to be low today thanks in part to a few facts.  One, its mid-August and plenty of people are probably enjoying the end of their summers at the shore or on vacation elsewhere.  Two, its widely assumed Cory Booker will win (and Steve Lonegan on the Republican side) and that might depress some of the vote.  Three, New Jersey got HAMMERED by a storm this morning; our local CBS affiliate was on the air all morning for what its worth.  At my polling place, there were about three voters there including myself.  My sister at 10am said she was the only voter in the house there as well.  Then again, expect plenty of mail-in ballots as well.

6:45PM ET:  Before we get to some of the results, it appears Cory Booker has been dealing with some ethical woes.  Okay scratch that, completely alleged ethical woes.  Booker’s ties with the internet start-up Waywire have been examined for the past week and we still don’t have all the answers.  We do know that Booker started the company and that it has netted him between $1 and $5 million.  Check out the latest post from ABC News.


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