A Former Academic Pushes for More Science in the Senate

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Rush Holt, a U.S. representative from New Jersey who is running for Senate, greets a driver in Trenton.
August 06, 2013

One night last week in a cozy auditorium at Mercer County Community College, the geeks were running behind.

Soon enough the hall would fill with a couple hundred supporters of U.S. Rep. Rush D. Holt, 64, the physicist-turned-politician who has…

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