Candidates for governor tour NJ for votes ahead of primary

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By MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Democrats and Republicans running for governor and their backers spent the final weekend campaigning at barbecues, festivals and rallies across the state

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday in the primary. The six Democrats and five Republicans on the ballot spent the weekend crisscrossing the state

The final push in the nearly year-long race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Chris Christie comes amid a spate of TV ads in one of only two statewide races in the country this year, along with Virginia.

Experts expect turnout will be low in a race that has seen Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno emerge as front-runners, even as surveys show many residents have not decided who they'll support.

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