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State Results

N.J. Senate%
 Declared WinnerLautenberg (D) 54
 Forrester (R) 44
 Other 2
99% Precincts Reporting
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New Jersey
Democrats' Switch to Lautenberg Pays Off
A tumultuous Senate race marked by the stunning 11th-hour withdrawal of Sen. Robert G. Torricelli (D) ended Tuesday night with Frank R. Lautenberg, the three-term senator called out of retirement, winning a decisive Democratic victory.

N.J. Election News
Democrat Frank Lautenberg Wins New Jersey Senate Race (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 5, 2002; 11:00 PM)

Republican Scott Garrett Defeats Sumers in New Jersey's 5th (Congressional Quarterly, Nov. 5, 2002; 11:45 PM)

To Many Blacks, Democrats Miss the Big Issue: Jobs: Minority Turnout May Be Key to Senate Races (Post, Nov. 2, 2002)

Torricelli Won't Talk About Funds (Post, Oct. 23, 2002)

Redistricting Helps Holt and Ferguson in N.J. (Congressional Quarterly, Oct. 22, 2002; 5:00 PM)

Garrett Faces Test in Bid to Succeed N.J. Moderate (Congressional Quarterly, Oct. 22, 2002; 2:05 PM)

Columns Come Back to Haunt Forrester in N.J. (Post, Oct. 17, 2002)

Democrats Coalesce Behind Lautenberg: 2nd Senate Nominee Picks Up Campaign Where Torricelli Left Off (Post, Oct. 12, 2002)

Pulling the Torricelli: In Montana and Hawaii, Political Parties Try to Follow New Jersey's Lead (washingtonpost.com, Oct. 12, 2002)

Court Clears Way for Ballot Switch in N.J.: Justices Reject GOP's Plea to Intervene (Post, Oct. 8, 2002)

Court Decision Forces N.J. GOP to Switch Gears: Poll Gives Lautenberg an Early Edge Over Forrester (Congressional Quarterly, Oct. 7, 2002; 8:50 PM)

Poll: Lautenberg Leads Forrester in N.J. Senate Race (Post, Oct. 7, 2002; 2:37 PM)

Other Than Republicans, Few in N.J. Feel Outraged: As for 'Switcheroo,' Voters Cite Scandals in Both Parties (Post, Oct. 6, 2002)

N.J. Democrats Argue Case: High Court Is Asked Not to Block Ballots Including Lautenberg (Post, Oct. 5, 2002)

Supreme Court Asked To Block Lautenberg: N.J. Republican Candidate Files Appeal (Post, Oct. 4, 2002)

For Forrester, No Lack of Targets: With Torricelli Gone, He Takes Aim at Lautenberg, Daschle (Post, Oct. 4, 2002)

Not Bob Torricelli: With His Opponent Gone, the GOP Contender Has an Identity Crisis (Post, Oct. 4, 2002)

GOP Asks Supreme Court to Keep Torricelli on Ballot (Post, Oct. 3, 2002; 2:56 PM)

Torching the Whole Party (Post, Oct. 3, 2002; 9:27 AM)


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