Results: Lautenberg Defeats Forrester, Returns to Senate
Democrat Frank Lautenberg is the winner over Republican Douglas
Forrester in the race for New Jersey's U.S. senate seat, according
to the state's Division of Elections. Lautenberg replaced Democratic
Senator Robert Torricelli on the New Jersey ballot after accusations
of ethics violations caused him to drop out of the race. Lautenberg
is returning to the Senate, where he served for 18 years after
being first elected in 1982. Lautenberg earned 1,138,193 votes
to Forrester's 928,439 votes.
Sen. Lautenberg Surges Ahead in Senate Race
Betty Ann Bowser reports on the struggle for Forrester to define
himself against a new opponent and for Lautenberg to re-engage
a disaffected Democratic base. (10/28)
Court Allows Lautenberg's Name to Appear on Senate Ballot
U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the highly charged political
fight over who will appear as the Democratic candidate for U.S.
Senate from New Jersey.
decision allows a New Jersey Supreme Court decision to stand that
allows state Democrats to remove Sen. Robert Torricelli's name
and replace it with former Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
decision comes as a new poll from the Bergen Record has Lautenberg
ahead of Republican candidate Doug Forrester, 46 to 40 percent.
Appeals Decision Allowing Democrats to Switch Names on Ballot
Republican officials appeal a decision by the New Jersey Supreme
Court to allow the Democrats to place former Sen. Frank Lautenberg's
name on the Nov. 5 ballot. (10/03)
Court Rules Democrats Can Replace Torricelli on the Ballot
The New Jersey Supreme Court decided in a unanimous ruling Wednesday
that the state Democratic party can replace Sen. Robert Torricelli
with former Sen. Frank Lautenberg on the Nov. 5 ballot. (10/02)
Text:The New Jersey Supreme Court's decision. (10/02)
by Ethics Problems and Trailing in Polls, Torricelli Drops Out
First-term Sen. Robert Torricelli announces he is dropping out
of the race.
Sen. Torricelli's full statement
The New York Times' Richard Berke and The Washington Post's Dan
Balz assess the decision and its impact.