Light turnout in New Jersey primary election

No surprises at top of ballot

David Madden
June 05, 2018 - 10:52 pm

Xinhua/Sipa USA


NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — No surprises at the top of the ballot, with Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez winning renomination, although Lisa McCormick made it closer than expected. 

His opponent: retired pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, who is spending millions of dollars of his own money to make the run. 

On the local congressional front, Democrat Don Norcross bested two opponents in his district. He'll take on Paul Dilks in November. 

Down the shore, where Second District Republican Frank LoBiondo is retiring, Democrat state Sen. Jeff Van Drew will face Republican Seth Grossman, a former freeholder in Atlantic County. 

Neither incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur nor Democrat Andy Kim, a one-time diplomat, were opposed in the Third District. 

In Trenton, Republican incumbent Chris Smith will take on software company CEO Josh Welle.