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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Coverage Advisory, NJ

November 20, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

EX-CASINO-APARTMENTS

ATLANTIC CITY — Bart Blatstein, owner of Atlantic City’s Showboat hotel, the former casino property, seeks permission from a state agency to convert 264 of the building’s 1,331 rooms into rental apartments in an attempt to build a denser community in the area. By Wayne Parry. 350 words by 4 p.m.

GUN CONTROL-NEW JERSEY

PHILADELPHIA — Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have filed friend-of-the-court briefs to support New Jersey’s latest gun control effort in a case set for federal appeals court arguments on Tuesday. They call the state’s effort to limit large-capacity magazines (“LCMs”) that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition a “reasonable” approach that still protects individual Second Amendment rights, but a gun rights group is challenging the plan.

ELECTION 2020-IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa — The 2018 midterms are barely history, but the next campaign is already in full swing in Iowa, home to the first caucus of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating campaign. In the two weeks since the election, potential White House contenders have intensified their effort to recruit operatives who could help them navigate an Iowa campaign. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has been especially aggressive in reaching out to potential staffers, according to multiple who have spoken to him. That is in keeping with other early moves that suggest he would make a strong play in Iowa should he launch a campaign. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 700 words.

BUSINESS:

EARNS-CAMPBELL SOUP

CAMDEN — Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $194 million.

IN BRIEF:

—CHRISTIE-OFFICIAL PORTRAIT — Former Gov. Chris Christie will live on in New Jersey’s statehouse in one of his familiar poses.

— POLICE-FLASHLIGHT BEATING — A former New Jersey police officer who beat a man with a flashlight during an arrest has been sentenced to 42 months in prison.

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