Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It wasn't your standard Nov. election in the Hill City. With polling places closed after post-tropical cyclone Sandy, the city had to improvise on the fly.
Two polling places fell off the list due to power loss this Election Day, but residents still came out to vote. According to unofficial numbers, 8, 372 voters came out to the polls. Here's a look at some of them.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
State says directive also would assist displaced emergency responders who might not otherwise be able to vote.
The New Jersey Department of State issued a directive on Saturday ordering county elections officials to permit New Jersey registered voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote electronically. The directive also is intended to assist displaced first responders, whose emergency recovery efforts away from home would otherwise make voting a challenge, according to a Saturday afternoon press release. “This has been an extraordinary storm that has created unthinkable destruction across our state and we know many people have questions about how and where to cast their vote in Tuesday’s election," said New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. "To help alleviate pressure on polling places, we encourage voters to either use electronic voting or the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Some 89 percent of Democrats gave Obama the debate win, while Republicans declared Romney the winner by the same margin.
New Jersey political insiders gave their candidates the edge on the final presidential debate. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner over Mitt Romney among national media outlets. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders in New Jersey, 17 out of 19 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 16 out of 18 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “Gov. Romney's executive capabilities were on full display,” one Republican insider said. “This will energize the voters and clearly demonstrated that he will return America to being viewed as being professionally run as a business and ALL Americans are its clients.” Democrats were also impressed with …
See what students and others had to say about the foreign policy debate
Chat transcript from Patch's Debate Party at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, held at the Campus Center Event Room on Monday night, Oct. 22, from 8:45 to 11 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
However, over 80 percent believe President Obama will be declared the "consensus winner" by media outlets.
New Jersey political insiders declared their party’s candidate the winner of the second presidential debate Tuesday night. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner among national media outlets over Mitt Romney. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders, 24 out of 27 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 20 out of 24 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “I think Romney had a better understanding and explanation of how to create jobs and grow the economy. He looked much more presidential,” one Republican said. The results of Patch’s second presidential debate poll of New Jersey insiders contrast with those from last week’s head-to-head, in …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Sen. Robert Menendez and State Sen. Joe Kyrillos held first of three debates at Montclair State University Thursday.
Sen. Robert Menendez and State Sen. Joe Kyrillos discussed the economy, health care and foreign policy in a combative debate Thursday. The candidates, who are competing for one of New Jersey's seats in the U.S. Senate, each claimed their own policies would prove to be more beneficial to the state's middle class families. Kyrillos, a Republican, has held a seat in the New Jersey Senate since 1992. Menendez, a Democrat and the incumbent, has held his current position since he was appointed by then-Gov. Jon Corzine in 2006. He previously served in the House of Representatives. Menendez said he would fight for the middle class by continuing to lead initiatives like creating tax credits for families and students. He also said he wanted to close…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Presidential debate a 'disaster' for Obama, one Democrat says as both parties agree GOP challenger wins Round 1.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
New Jersey political insiders agreed: Mitt Romney won Round 1 against President Barack Obama. According to a Patch flash poll immediately following Wednesday night's presidential debate in Denver, Colo., 63 percent of both Democratic and Republican respondents believed Romney was victorious. "This is a game-changer, especially in a close race," one Democratic respondent said. "Obama was definitely off his game." All 29 Republican respondents believed Romney won by either a wide or slim margin, while 11 of the 27 Democratic respondents agreed. "Mr. Romney taking the President to task regarding the misrepresentation of his tax plan," one Republican insider said of the moment that would stand out most among New Jersey conservatives. "Mr. …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, Colo.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney faced off in the first of three presidential debates Wednesday night. The debate was held at the University of Denver in Colorado. President Obama, 51, vying for his second term, was leading by four percentage points in a national poll over challenger Mitt Romney, 65, before the debate. However, political pundits and speculation on Huffington Post questioned whether the debate could change the standings. The candidates are expected to debate each other two more times - once on Oct. 16 and once on Oct. 22. The topics for those debates will be domestic policy on the 16th and foreign policy on the 22nd. Even a small bump from Wednesday night's domestic policy forum could make the …
The celebrity singer will be giving an acoustic performance in Hubbard Park on the University of Iowa Campus this Friday. Tickets will be available in Iowa City, and other locations.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared Oct. 1 on Iowa City Patch. So maybe getting extra attention for being a swing state isn't that bad, especially if you happen to be a Bon Jovi fan. Jon Bon Jovi will be in Iowa City this Friday on behalf of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. According to an Obama for America press release, Bon Jovi will be giving an acoustic performance in Hubbard Park near the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday. The campaign is using the early vote event as a stage to set what's at stake in the election and to encourage attendees to vote early. Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. according to the release. It is unclear at the moment when the performance will begin. Bon Jovi will be performing at…