Obama Makes History

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) will become the first African-American President in United States history. Obama won the popular vote by more than seven million over Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona). Obama won 349 electoral votes to McCain’s 147. Obama carried New…

Lautenberg Wins Record Fifth Term

STATE — Sen. Frank Lautenberg won a record fifth term in the U.S. Senate Tuesday. The 84-year-old Democrat defeated Republican challenger Dick Zimmer, earning 55% percent of the vote to Zimmer’s 43%.

Quijano wins special election

STATE — Democratic Assemblywoman Annette Quijano won a special election for the remainder of former Assemblyman Neil Cohen’s unexpired term representing District 20 in the New Jersey state legislature. She defeated Republican challenger Linda Gaglione 33,677 votes to 13,635.

Bonaccorso Wins Third Term In Clark

CLARK — Republican Mayor Sal Bonaccorso defeated Democratic challenger Gary Slowdowski 4,311 votes to 2,907 to win a third term as Clark’s chief executive. Republican council memebers Alvin Barr, Sheila Whiting and Angel Albanese also won re-election, defeating Democratic challengers…

Bollwage Wins Re-Election In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — Mayor Chris Bollwage defeated his Republican challenger Albert P. Martin 17,675 votes to 4,473. City Council members Edward Jackus, Patricia Perkins-Auguste and Frank Cuesta were unopposed in their re-election bids. The Democrats each received more than 16,000 votes.

Democrats Sweep Linden Council Races

LINDEN — Democrats won in all four of Linden’s City Council races. Derek Armstead ran unopposed in the Fourth Ward and received 1,343 votes. In the Sixth Ward, Democrat Robert Sadowski defeated independent Diane Wilverding 493 to 424 votes. In…

Democrats Sweep Rahway Council Races

RAHWAY — Democrats swept Rahway’s six City Council races. Democrat Bobby Akbar defeated Republican Larry Bodine 1,099 to 314 for the First Ward seat. Michael Cox beat Kenneth Lund 1,058 to 470 in the Second Ward. Jerome Scaturo outpolled Bryan…