Special Senate Election Gets Close - My9 New Jersey

Special Senate Election Gets Close

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The New Jersey Special Senate Election will be held on Wednesday October 16, 2013 and the race between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan is heating up.

A few months ago many people felt as though Booker had this race in the bag, but as we draw closer to Election Day the race proves to be much closer than expected.

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that there is only a 12 point separation between the two candidates with Booker maintaining a lead, but not nearly the lead that many people expected.

The last debate is scheduled for tonight and being held at Rowan University. This is the last time the two candidates will be face to face before voters hit the booths.

With only a week before the election many new things are starting to come out. For example, after months of criticizing Mayor Booker for taking state money for various Newark projects, NJ.com reported that while Mayor of Bogota, Steve Lonegan also took money to balance his town’s budget.

A new controversial ad is also circulating which uses emails from 2010 to basically say that Mayor Booker wasted $100 million of Facebook money that was supposed to go to the Newark schools. Booker’s camp said that the ad is extremely misleading and that the use of the money is publically tracked on a website.

It looks like we will have to wait until this time next week to see who actually takes that Senate seat. Stay tuned.

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