The ho-hum New Jersey Senate race, in 2 front pages

August 13, 2013

New Jersey voters are voting today!

If you don't live in New Jersey, you almost certainly forgot that the special Senate primaries to replace the late Frank Lautenberg (D) are today.  The race has drawn next to no attention -- due in large part to the fact that Newark Mayor Cory Booker is lapping the Democratic field and virtually no one is expects Republicans to seriously contest the seat in the fall. (Make sure to read our take on the 5 reasons Booker is cruising.)

And, even if you DO live in the Garden State, there's plenty of evidence that you aren't paying much attention to the Senate race either. Check out the front pages from today's Newark Star Ledger and the Bergen Record, the two highest circulation newspapers in the state. (The front pages are courtesy of the amazing and wonderful Newseum.)

Here's the Star Ledger:


Image courtesy of Newseum

And here's the Bergen Record:


Image courtesy of Newseum.

The Star-Ledger has a little, yellow box in the top left-hand corner of the front page noting the election. You have to really look for the Record's mention of the Senate race on their front -- it's right there next to "Yankees Hang On" in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

That tells you everything you need to know about the newsworthiness -- or lack thereof -- of today's races.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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