Twitter is alight with messages of support for each of the candidates – Newark Mayor Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12), Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34), former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and Somerset County doctor Alieta Eck.
At Patch, we asked each of the candidates to make their best, last-minute pitch to voters directly. The catch was they had to do it in 25 words or less.
So, why should we come out and vote for you today?
Holt: "Because the Senate really needs at least one scientist, and because New Jersey really should be represented by a proven progressive."
Eck: "NJ has a chance to vote for more of the same or choose a new, hopeful direction. Please be careful on your way to vote."
Oliver: "We need to make the Senate look a little more like real America. It's time to make history and elect New Jersey’s first female Senator."
Booker: "We need a different kind of experience, if we want to bring people together and get things done in Washington."
Lonegan: "I will fight to repeal Obamacare, create jobs, cut taxes, reduce government spending and protect our constitutional freedoms from heavy-handed, intrusive government bureaucrats."
Pallone: "We need a Senator who can get things done. I’ll bring my proven record of accomplishment to the Senate to improve New Jerseyan's lives."