Voters pick candidates for House, Senate in New Jersey primaries
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EDISON - New Jersey voters have picked candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as several other races.
Eight of the state's 12 congressional seats have contested primaries. Three of those are open congressional seats.
New Jersey's Republicans picked Jeff Bell to take on Cory Booker for the U.S. Senate. That race featured four men who have never before been elected to public office. Bell defeated Brian Goldberg, Richard Pezzullo and Murray Sabrin.
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There were also contested primaries in the 1st, 3rd and 12th congressional districts, as the men elected two years ago are not seeking office again.
District 12 featured a four-way race where the Democrats were competing to replace outgoing Rep. Rush Holt. Three lawmakers and a college professor made up the field.
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman could become the state's first Democratic woman in Congress. She defeated state Sen. Linda Greenstein, Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula and Andrew Zwicker.
Republican Garry Cobb and Democrat Donald Norcross will face each other this fall in District 1.
Tom MacArthur defeated Steve Lonegan in the District 3 GOP primary. He'll face Democrat Aimee Belgard in November.