Morning News Digest: Nov. 6th

Little Egg Harbor

Winners and Losers, post Election edition

Under Christie’s chairmanship, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) increased its number of governors from 29 to 31. There are six new Republican governors: Charlie Baker (MA), Larry Hogan (MD), Bruce Rauner (IL), Asa Hutchinson (AR), Doug Ducey (AZ), and Pete Ricketts (NE). The RGA won in the biggest and most competitive states: Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Illinois. Sources say Christie will kick off his campaign for the presidency in the new year. (Politicker Staff)




Analysis: GOP gubernatorial gains bolster Christie’s presidential hopes

Gov. Chris Christie’s name wasn’t on the ballot Tuesday, but he was clearly one of the biggest winners of the 2014 midterm elections. Christie’s 70 days of coast-to-coast campaigning and the record $104 million he raised as Republican Governors Association chairman paid off in a string of gubernatorial victories that thrust him back in the front row of 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls. And it could pay off in money, endorsements, and operatives if he jumps into the race, as expected. (Magyar/NJ Spotlight)




Chris Christie tells Matt Lauer he’s ‘not going to change’

Chris Christie tells Matt Lauer he’s ‘not going to change’




Chris Christie’s big moment

(CNN) — Gov. Chris Christie granted interviews to all five major news networks Wednesday morning, reveling in the thumping Republican governors gave Democrats on Election Night. (Killough/CNN)




A big election night for Chris Christie

TRENTON – It wasn’t a perfect election night for Gov. Chris Christie — but it was pretty darn close. (Symons/The Asbury Park Press)




Chris Christie takes a victory lap

Chris Christie on Wednesday celebrated major Republican gubernatorial victories across the country, highlighting GOP pick-ups in states favorable to Democrats. (Topaz, Breitman/Politico)




Midterm wins boost Chris Christie’s standing

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie helped solidify his place in the national Republican Party with a series of gubernatorial election wins on Tuesday in states where he campaigned heavily. (Haddon/The Wall Street Journal)




Rutgers Professor, Newark historian Clement Price dies

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)Clement Price, a longtime professor at Rutgers-Newark University who was known for his scholarly works and extensive knowledge of the city and its history, has died.




Christie’s effect felt from Florida to Maine and across the electoral map

The face of last night’s Republican gubernatorial victories was all over the morning chat shows today. Chris Christie was downplaying his role in yesterday’s big victories, which was pretty easy because it was just so obvious. (Cruz/NJTV)




Montclair, Trenton voters approve paid sick leave ordinances

With a 3-to-1 margin, voters gave a resounding yes to paid sick leave ordinances. (Vannozzi/NJTV)




Wrap-up of Election Day 2014 results

NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron discusses the election results with NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams. (Aron/NJTV)




NJ gas tax would fix nearly $300 a year for average driver under bill to fix roads, rails and bridges

CAMDEN — The sorry state of the New Jersey’s roads, rails and bridges will be the focus of a hearing in Camden this morning by the state Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, which is meeting for the first time since its chairman proposed hiking the state gas tax by nearly $300 a year for the average motorist. (Strunsky/NJ Advance Media for




What will happen to Donald Norcross’ soon-to-be-vacated state senate seat?

While the rest of the country saw a sea of red in its election results, South Jersey Democrats enjoyed a number of victories on Tuesday night, two of which will bring new appointments to fill the victors’ soon-to-be empty seats. (Caffrey/South Jersey Times)





Stile: GOP’s big win boosts Christie

The exhausted quarterback of the Republican Party’s campaign for governors was a model of self-deprecation during a victory lap tour of morning news shows Wednesday. (Stile/The Bergen Record) Morning News Digest: Nov. 6th