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Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., retiring at end of current term

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Rep. Rush Holt Jr., D-N.J., a dogged advocate for scientific research, announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election to a ninth term.

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., announced she's leaving Congress to run for county supervisor in her home state.
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Come Tuesday, two men representing the more moderate and more conservative elements of the Republican Party stand for election as their state's gubernatorial races.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Cory Booker plans to marry gays in last days as Newark mayor

Cory Booker plans to marry gays in last days as Newark mayor

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- In his last days as Newark mayor, Sen.-elect Cory Booker, D-N.J., plans to officiate at weddings now that same-sex marriage is legal in his state.

Booker victory margin in New Jersey for Senate seat at 55%

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Democratic Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker has taken 55 percent percent of the vote in a special Senate election with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
Democrat Cory Booker wins special N.J. election for U.S. Senate

Democrat Cory Booker wins special N.J. election for U.S. Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Democrat Cory Booker claimed victory Wednesday in the special election in New Jersey to fill the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Frank Lautenberg.
U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, dies

U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, dies

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, died Thursday at age 76 after a long bout with Parkinson's disease, the mayor's Senate campaign said.
Biden to campaign for Cory Booker in N.J.. Senate race

Biden to campaign for Cory Booker in N.J.. Senate race

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden plans a trip to New Jersey to campaign for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, the Booker campaign says.

Rep. Issa tops Roll Call's list of richest 50 congressional members

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is at the top of the 50 Richest Members of Congress list, with holdings worth about $135 million, Roll Call reported.

10th homicide in 10 days occurs in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old boy who was gunned down Wednesday became the 10th homicide victim in Newark, N.J., in 10 days, Police Chief Samuel DeMaio said.
Cory Booker gives ambiguous answer when asked if he's gay

Cory Booker gives ambiguous answer when asked if he's gay

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic nominee in the state's U.S. Senate special election, gave an ambiguous response when asked if he is gay.
President Obama backs Cory Booker for U.S. Senate

President Obama backs Cory Booker for U.S. Senate

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama released a statement Wednesday backing Cory Booker's candidacy in New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate.
Cory Booker wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

Cory Booker wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker won Tuesday's Democratic primary and is the favorite to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Frank Lautenberg, results showed.
Politics 2014: Supreme Court DOMA ruling affects campaigns

Politics 2014: Supreme Court DOMA ruling affects campaigns

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, campaign finance guidelines for gay candidates and their spouses could vary from state to state.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker raises $4.6 million in U.S. Senate bid

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker raises $4.6 million in U.S. Senate bid

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker raised $4.6 million in his bid to be the Democratic candidate in a special U.S. Senate election, Politico reported Thursday.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

TRENTON, N.J., June 8 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker Saturday announced he is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant after the death this week of Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

Booker, Christie cruising in New Jersey elections poll

TRENTON, N.J., June 10 (UPI) -- A poll Monday suggests New Jersey's two most popular political figures, Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, are cruising toward election wins.
N.J.'s Christie taps state attorney general Chiesa to fill Senate seat

N.J.'s Christie taps state attorney general Chiesa to fill Senate seat

TRENTON, N.J., June 6 (UPI) -- New Jersey Attorney General Jeff Chiesa will fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death Frank Lautenberg, Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday.
Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg was recalled as "a mensch [good man] through and through" Wednesday at a New York memorial attended by governors and top U.S. lawmakers.
Poll finds Christie with multi-party appeal

Poll finds Christie with multi-party appeal

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is nearly equally liked by Democrats, Republicans and independents, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll indicates.
Christie sets special election for Lautenberg's Senate seat for Oct.

Christie sets special election for Lautenberg's Senate seat for Oct.

TRENTON, N.J., June 4 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacancy created by the death of Frank Lautenberg will be Oct. 16.
Sierra Club praises Sen. Frank Lautenberg; Lautenberg died Monday

Sierra Club praises Sen. Frank Lautenberg; Lautenberg died Monday

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The environmental stewardship of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., helped ensure the health of countless U.S. citizens, the Sierra Club said.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey dies at 89

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey dies at 89

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, died Monday of viral pneumonia, his office said. He was 89.
Cory Booker made more than $1 million from speeches in four years

Cory Booker made more than $1 million from speeches in four years

NEWARK, N.J., May 18 (UPI) -- Cory Booker, the celebrity mayor of Newark, N.J., says most of the $1.3 million he has earned for speeches since 2008 has gone to the IRS and charity.
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