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NJ Senate candidates meet in final debate

Local News | Oct 09, 2013

NJ Senate candidates meet in final debate

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — The candidates running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey have a chance to sway voters in their second and final debate.

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan will face questions on the Rowan University campus Wednesday, one week before the Oct. 16 special election. The televised debate will be carried by NBC stations in New York and Philadelphia at 7 p.m.

The debate comes as Democrats and Republicans in Washington wrangle over the partial government shutdown.

In their first debate, Booker took aim at Lonegan’s association with tea party groups, which he accused of “hijacking” the federal government over the new federal health care law.

Lonegan criticized Booker’s prolific use of social media saying, “New Jersey needs a leader, not a tweeter.”

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