You know what’s happening today. It’s voting day. With some polling places closed in the summer or under construction, your polling site may have been moved. Go to this state site to verify your polling place today.
Senate Primary news coverage: Look to online news sites such as nj.com for coverage. (Tonight’s NJTV schedule: 8:00pm Doc Martin, 9:00pm, Ballykissangel, 10:00pm Okie Noodling.) Blue Jersey will provide updates.
Christie meddling with the Supreme Court: Shock is setting in over Christie’s press conference yesterday announcing he would not re-submit for tenure Republican Supreme Court Justices Helen Hoens who completes her initial seven year term in October. He said “I was not going to let her loose to the animals.“ (The “animals” being Democratic legislators.) Has our governor considered taking anger management classes? He nominated instead Camden Superior Court Assignment Judge Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina who says he is a Republican. Our Governor appears hell-bent on radically reorienting our Supreme Court and eroding its independence. Will Sen. Buono make this a key issue in her campaign?
Governor Chris Christie: votes at 10:15 a.m. at the Emergency Services Building in Mendham.
Buono/Silva Gubernatorial campaign: Barbara Buono: She casts Primary Day Ballot, 10:00am, Mildred B Moss School, 16 Simpson Pl., Metuchen; Barbara Buono: 2:45pm, Grace Church, 39 Erie St., Jersey City; Buono: Meet & Greet, 4:15pm, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 655 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck; Barbara Buono: Meet & Greet, 5:45pm; Paterson Community Recreation & Senior Center, 165 Fifth Ave., Paterson; Barbara Buono and Milly Silva: Meet & Greet, 7:15pm, Orange Avenue Park, 121 Orange Ave., Irvington.
Senate candidate Cory Booker: Votes early in the morning at University High School in Newark; attends a Paterson NAACP breakfast in mid-morning; greets voters at Newark Penn Station during the evening rush hour; Election Night Celebration, 8:15pm, Championship Plaza, Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark.
Senate Candidate Rep. Rush Holt: 8:00 p.m. Election Day Watch Party, 10 Palmer Square East Princeton; Rep. Holt will join his campaign’s election night celebration at the Nassau Inn.
Senate candidate Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver: 2:00pm, Orange Senior Citizens Center, 340-355 Thomas Blvd., Orange, available to the press. Election Results & Victory Party: 8:00pm, Oliver for Senate Campaign HQ, 570 Broad Street, 15th Floor, Newark, remarks to the crowd at 8:30 pm (tentative.)
Senate candidate Rep. Frank Pallone: 8:30am Vote – Elberon Firehouse, 173 Lincoln Ave., Long Branch; 9:00am, Breakfast – Amy’s Omelette House, 444 Ocean Blvd. N., (in Ursula Plaza), Long Branch; 11:00am; Long Branch Meet and Greet with Canvassers – Masonic Hall, 136 CP Williams Pl., Long Branch; 12:30pm, Campaign Stop with Assemblyman Cryan – Tropicana Diner, 537 Morris Ave., Elizabeth; 2:15pm, Edison Meet and Greet with Canvassers – Edison Hotel, 3050 Woodbridge Ave., Edison; 3:15pm, Newark Campaign Stop – 1st stop: James C. White Building, 516 Bergen St. Then to: Grace West Manor, 301 Irvine Turner Blvd. Time permitting: 2 Nevada St. and West Kinney Garden (333 W. Kinney St.) Newark; 5:30pm, Metuchen Train Stop – Metuchen Train Station, Main St. & Woodbridge Ave. (2 blocks east of Route 27); After the polls close, Election Night Headquarters at McCloone’s Pier House, 1 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch.
Republican Senate candidate Alieta Eck, MD: Primary Celebration Party, 8:00-11:00pm, 595 Weston Canal Road, Franklin Township.
Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan: Primary Night Victory Party, La Quinta Inn & Suites, 7-30-11pm, 350 Lighting Way, Secaucus.
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