NEW JERSEY

MacArthur Emerges from Rough Primary; Watson Coleman Likely to Replace Holt

Norcross to face Cobb; LoBiondo to face Hughes

Jack Fitzpatrick
Add to Briefcase
Jack Fitzpatrick
June 4, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Former Ran­dolph May­or Tom Ma­cAr­thur (R-NJ 03) beat former Bogota May­or Steve Loneg­an (R) by a wide mar­gin in the scrappy primary race for Rep. Jon Run­yan’s (R) seat. State As­semb­ly­wo­man Bon­nie Wat­son Cole­man (D-NJ 12) will likely suc­ceed Rep. Rush Holt (D) after win­ning the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­a­tion. State Sen. Don­ald Nor­cross (D-NJ 01) will be the fa­vor­ite against former Phil­adelphia Eagles line­back­er Garry Cobb (R) in the race for Rep. Rob An­drews’ (D) seat. And Rep. Frank Lo­Bi­ondo (R-NJ 02) will face at­tor­ney Bill Hughes, Jr. (D).

Res­ults:

NJ-01 (R):

Garry Cobb: 6,378 (68%)

Claire Gust­afson: 1,334 (14%)

Ger­ard Mc­Manus: 863 (9%)

Lee Lu­cas: 766 (8%)

NJ-01 (D):

Don­ald Nor­cross: 18,264 (72%)

Frank Broomell: 3,878 (15%)

Frank Minor: 3,274 (13%)

Voter re­gis­tra­tion heav­ily fa­vors Nor­cross, but he and Cobb both “have ser­i­ous name re­cog­ni­tion. Nor­cross is the broth­er of Demo­crat­ic polit­ic­al power­house George Nor­cross and served as head of the AFL-CIO Cent­ral Labor Uni­on and pres­id­ent of the Cam­den County and Vi­cin­ity Build­ing Trades Coun­cil.” Cobb played for the Phil­adelphia Eagles was is well-known in the area as a sports broad­caster. (Phil­adelphia Busi­ness Journ­al)

NJ-02 (R):

Frank Lo­Bi­ondo: 13,736 (82%)

Mike As­sad: 2,935 (18%)

NJ-02 (D):

Wil­li­am Hughes: 10,922 (82%)

Dav­id Cole: 2,462 (18%)

“Hughes’ fath­er held the seat from 1975 un­til his re­tire­ment in 1995. In 1992, Hughes Sr. fended off a chal­lenge from Lo­Bi­ondo, who went on to win the seat when Hughes did not seek re-elec­tion in 1994.” (Ne­wark Star-Ledger)

NJ-03 (R):

Tom Ma­cAr­thur: 15,261 (60%)

Steve Loneg­an: 10,314 (40%)

NJ-03 (D):

Aimee Bel­gard: 11,649 (84%)

Howard Klein­hend­ler: 1,623 (12%)

Bruce Todd: 673 (5%)

Bel­gard faced a much less com­pet­it­ive primary than Ma­cAr­thur and built up more than $332,000 in cash head­ing in­to the gen­er­al elec­tion, but that is dwarfed by the more than $800,000 Ma­cAr­thur has after loan­ing him­self $2 mil­lion at the start of his cam­paign.

Ma­cAr­thur said after the vic­tory that he ex­pects Re­pub­lic­ans to come to­geth­er after the di­vis­ive primary. “Loneg­an called me a few minutes ago and con­ceded… . I do in­tend to reach out to the people who sup­por­ted him,” he said. (Phil­adelphia In­quirer)

NJ-12 (D):

Bon­nie Wat­son Cole­man: 15,121 (43%)

Linda Green­stein: 9,974 (28%)

Upen­dra Chivukula: 7,775 (22%)

An­drew Zwick­er: 2,587 (7%)

Wat­son will be a heavy fa­vor­ite over phar­macist Ali­eta Eck (R) and will likely “be­come the first Afric­an-Amer­ic­an con­gress­wo­man in New Jer­sey his­tory. ‘I be­lieve that Con­gress and our Le­gis­lature can al­ways be­ne­fit from hav­ing someone that sees the is­sues and the needs and op­por­tun­it­ies through the lens of both wo­men and the minor­it­ies,” Wat­son Cole­man said in her vic­tory speech. “We have a big step to climb over, but we have time.’” (Ne­wark Star-Ledger)

What We're Following See More »
HAD HEADED AGENCY SINCE OCTOBER
DEA Head Steps Down
11 hours ago
WHY WE CARE

Acting DEA head Robert Patterson "told staff Monday he is retiring, saying that running the agency as a temporary fill-in had become 'increasingly challenging.'"

DOUBLING DOWN
White House Promises New Immigration Crackdown Before Midterms
11 hours ago
THE LATEST

"Top aides to President Donald Trump are planning additional crackdowns on immigration before the November midterms, despite a growing backlash over the administration’s move to separate migrant children from parents at the border. Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and a team of officials from the Justice Department, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of Management and Budget have been quietly meeting for months to find ways to use executive authority and under-the-radar rule changes to strengthen hardline U.S. immigration policies."

Source:
OFFERED TO SELL DIRT ON CLINTON FOR $2 MILLION
Roger Stone Says He Forgot About Meeting with Russian
15 hours ago
THE LATEST

"Two longtime associates of President Donald Trump are now acknowledging a previously undisclosed contact in May 2016 with a Russian who they say offered dirt on Hillary Clinton. Roger Stone and Michael Caputo say they forgot to tell investigators about their contact with a Russian national who goes by the name Henry Greenberg — even though they say Greenberg offered to sell incriminating information to the Trump campaign for $2 million."

Source:
MCCONNELL WANTS A TREATY
Senators Want to Rubber Stamp Any North Korean Deal
6 days ago
THE LATEST

"As Trump signed a joint statement with Kim Jong Un that offered few details on how the North Korean leader would make good on his vow to denuclearize, Republicans on Capitol Hill said Tuesday that they want and expect the White House to submit any final agreement for their approval." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for any agreement to be in the form of a treaty.

Source:
UNLESS NEGOTIATIONS GO BADLY
Trump To Halt “War Games” On Korean Peninsula
6 days ago
THE LATEST

President Trump announced that the United States will suspend "war games" with South Korea, which are "inappropriate" given his meeting with North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un. "We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money," said Trump, "unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should." The military exercises "carried out each year by the US and South Korean militaries have been consistently cited by Pyongyang as a US rehearsal for war, and a reason it needs to build a nuclear arsenal."

Source:
×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login