Tag Archive for Election 2008

Democrats Post Strong Showing In Union County Races

UNION COUNTY – In most parts of Union County, local Democrats were able to take advantage of President-elect Barack Obama’s momentum to win easy victories. Rahway Democrats swept all six city council seats on the ballot Tuesday, giving the party…

Middlesex Democrats Carry Election Night

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Democrats carried the night on Election Day in Middlesex County. Freeholder Director David B Crabiel of Milltown led his party’s ticket to victory in the freeholder races. The Democrats easily defeated their GOP challengers. Millie Scott, a…

Lautenberg Wins Record Fifth Term

STATE – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg easily won re-election for a record fifth term last week. The Democrat won 55 percent of the vote to Republican Dick Zimmer’s 43 percent. “Tonight is not simply a victory for me, it’s a…

Quijano Wins Special Election

UNION COUNTY –Annette Quijano easily won a special election to fill the remainder of the term of former Assemblyman Neil Cohen, a Democrat who resigned in July. Quijano, an Elizabeth Democrat, defeated Republican Linda Gaglione, who is president of the…

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.