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Cory Booker’s the favorite but Jeff Bell’s winning the battle of ideas

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Cory Booker’s the favorite but Jeff Bell’s winning the battle of ideas
By Paul Mulshine | The Star Ledger
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on November 02, 2014 at 8:00 AM, updated November 02, 2014 at 10:58 AM

New Jersey is in court trying to convince a federal judge to permit betting on athletic events.

That would be fun. But it would be even more fun if we could do what the Aussies and the Brits do – bet on elections.

In that case the bookies would have to call on some savvy insider to set the line on a race like Tuesday’s U.S. Senate matchup between the heavy favorite, incumbent Democrat Cory Booker, and Republican challenger Jeff Bell.

The savvy insider I called was Pat Murray of the Monmouth University Poll.

“I would think 14 is probably pretty good for the over and under,” Murray said.

Me, too. The smart money says the former Newark mayor is likely to ring up a double-digit win over the former Reagan-era Republican policy wonk.

https://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/11/cory_bookers_the_favorite_but_jeff_bells_winning_the_battle_of_ideas_mulshine.html

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