While Republicans have essentially left Steve Lonegan a clear path to the GOP nomination, Democrats are at the beginning of what could prove to be a bruising inter-party primary.
The filing deadline is Monday and what’s certain is that the usually sleepy summer will turn out to be anything but.
"The reality is that it would be an uphill battle for anybody against Cory Booker," said Brigid Callahan Harrison.
The Assembly Speaker takes issue with the presumption that Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the heir apparent to Lautenberg's Senate seat.
Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota and long-time conservative activist has become the first to say he is a candidate.
As expected, Chris Christie scored a landslide victory and looked ahead to November. Democrat Barbara Buono also won her primary decisively. State and local races turned up no surprises.
NJTV provided live coverage of Tuesday's Primary Election during the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. editions of NJ Today.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono says Gov. Chris Christie's decision to hold a special election in October instead of waiting until November hypocritical because it will cost millions.
On primary day, Gov. Chris Christie held a press conference where he announced a special election in October to fill the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat.
The Democratic primary race in the 34th legislative district pits Sen. Nia Gill against Mark Alexander.
Former Gov. Florio Calls Christie’s Decision for Special Election to Replace Lautenberg ‘Commendable’
Former Gov. James Florio says he agrees with Gov. Chris Christie that it's better to have a special election than having an appointee serve for more than a year.
WATCH: Christie announces that a primary will be held August 13 and a general special election will be held October 16.
Gov. Christie can add another Democrat to his list of supporters -- Anthony Davis, Paterson City Council President. While the move may raise some eyebrows within his party, Davis says his endorsement ...
Anibal Ramos says he plans to run for mayor of Newark in 2014 and be a hands-on leader who partners with the legislative body to have a united approach to deal with issues.