By Darryl R. Isherwood | July 24th, 2013 - 10:43pm
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tonight annointed Newark Mayor Cory Booker as the winner of the race to fill the Senate seat of former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

In an interview with PBS, Reid was asked about the absence of any black Democratic members of the Senate.

In response, Reid told Judy Woodruff that Booker would soon join the upper chamber.

"Well, just hold your breath, Cory Booker's on his way from New Jersey," Reid said.  "That'll happen in October."

 

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Brindle's PolitickerNJ Op-Ed a Must-Read

We are privileged to run today an opinion piece by Jeff Brindle, executive director of the state Election Law Enforcement Commision (ELEC). In the piece, Brindle lays out a blueprint for how to make party organizations stronger in order "to stave off the ever-growing influence of outside groups."

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Five ideas for strengthening the state's political parties

By Jeff Brindle An August 15, 2014 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Chesler reaffirmed the place of political parties in the State’s electoral system. By rejecting arguments that unaffiliated voters should have a right to vote in... Read More >

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