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 …
Come online and commiserate with your friends and neighbors as we watch the results come in together.
Whatever your selections today, however many months of ads you've endured, no matter how much mud has been slung, it all comes to a denouement tonight. After the polls have closed and the TVs have been turned on, come over to your laptop, desktop, or mobile device and pour yourself a big glass of let's-talk-about-it. We'll get through this together. Join your friends and neighbors for a discussion led by Collingswood Patch Editor Matt Skoufalos and featuring special guest Rob Lewandowski, political operative and former adjunct professor of political science at Rowan University. It all starts at 8 p.m.! See you then!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The New Jersey Senate President spoke about the need to invest in higher education in New Jersey through the 'Building Our Future' Bond Act.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D) called the Building Our Future Bond Act the most important issue facing the state this election cycle, outside the presidential election, and recognizes it’s time for the state to pick up some of the burden for funding public institutions. Sweeney made these remarks Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, during his visit to the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Sweeney spoke about the need to keep more New Jersey students interested in the science and math fields in the state when they go to college. According to Sweeney, about 35,000 students leave the state to attend college upon graduating from high school, translating into about a $7 billion loss for New Jersey. “Once they leave, they stay wherever…
Any registered voter can vote by mail in New Jersey for any reason. Here's how.
Election Day is fast approaching—but what if you can’t make it to the voting booth on Nov. 6? Don’t let your ballot go uncast: vote by mail. You don’t need to justify why you want to vote by mail in New Jersey. Perhaps you’ll be in meetings all day on Nov. 6, traveling or just don’t feel like waiting in line at your local voting location. To vote by mail in Collingswood, you must already be registered and: 1. Complete the Camden County vote by mail application (English) (Spanish). 2. Mail the completed application to: Joseph Ripa Office of the Camden County Clerk Courthouse, Room 102, 520 Market St. P.O. Box 150 Camden, NJ 08101-0150 3. Or apply in person at the county clerk’s office (520 Market St., Room 102, Camden) Vote by mail …
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.
Monday, October 22, 2012
More than 60 students turned out for Monday night's final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
With more than 60 people in one room watching a presidential debate on foreign policy, there was bound to be strong opinions and disagreement. Some people were even angry with themselves. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Senate hosted a viewing party for the third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney Monday night, Oct. 22. The subject was foreign policy, but the candidates debated a little bit of everything. The 62 students and community members who gathered walked away with strong opinions, and in some cases, those opinions were different than when they walked into the Campus Center Event Room. Evan Yeung, a sophomore and a Political Science major, felt Romney …
The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Find out where to see it on TV and where to watch online.
Tonight's the night: President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will meet up for their third and final presidential debate tonight, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. From the first debate that saw a huge boost for Romney's campaign to the second that brought out the fiestiness in both candidates, voters have had two chances to see the candidates go head-to-head. Tonight's debate, moderated by Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer, returns to the format of the first—candidates fielding questions from Schieffer, this time on foreign policy. It's a good bet that the attacks against the American consulate in Libya will be front and center, and also look for Obama to bring up Osama bin Laden's death. Here are the details of the third presidential debate: TV…