Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks to supporters in San Diego on Tuesday. He advanced to the general election against Democrat Gavin Newsom, giving the GOP a foothold in a top statewide race.
Oyster farmer and scientist Lisa Calvo leads a team of women that harvests oysters along the New Jersey coast. Calvo says she is inspired by the tenacity, skill and grit of women now coming into the industry.
A street sign tells out-of-towners to keep off a side street in Leonia, N.J., where officials are trying to redirect commuters on their way to the nearby George Washington Bridge into New York.
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial when the jury said it was deadlocked on all charges against him.
As a New Jersey state trooper stands guard nearby, Gov. Phil Murphy unveils his 2019 budget. In April, Murphy signed an order making gun violence data more accessible. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne laughs at a comment by New Jersey Speaker of the House Sheila Oliver during an event to unveil a statue of Byrne at the Essex County Courthouse, Thursday, in Oct. 2013, in Newark, N.J.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined at left by Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, on Nov. 7 on Capitol Hill in Washington defends the GOP tax reform plan being crafted in the Ways and Means Committee.
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When Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015 at Trump Tower, he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" among other insults. The tone Trump set on immigration has been picked up by both Republican candidates running for governor.
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