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David Richter poses for a photo July 31, 2019. The former Hill International CEO defeated former Burlington County freeholder Kate Gibbs in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District primary. (Philip W. Scott/David Richter for Congress via AP)

District 3 race set between Richter, Kim; Mehta faces Booker

Jul. 10, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two two high-profile races that remained uncalled days after the primary now have winners. In the GOP Senate primary, Rik Mehta, a business executive with a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy, emerged victorious over Hirsh Singh, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2017;...

FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo,  U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), right, and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) talk about traffic on the George Washington Bridge following a news conference addressing New York City's proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters in Fort Lee, N.J. New Jersey's first nearly all-mail statewide primary turned out to be good for incumbents. Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer, of the 5th District, and Bill Pascrell, of the 9th, were declared the winners Thursday, July 9, 2020, by The Associated Press in their northern New Jersey contests. Their victories mean that no incumbent lost in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Incumbents sweep races in NJ's first almost all-mail primary

Jul. 9, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It took a couple of days of counting, but New Jersey's first nearly all-mail statewide primary turned out to be good for incumbents. Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer, of the 5th District, and Bill Pascrell, of the 9th, were declared the winners Thursday by The Associated Press in...

NJ carries on counting after first mostly mail election

Jul. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey went on tallying votes Wednesday in a handful of primaries after COVID-19 upended the state's election by turning it into a mostly mail-in event. Results in the Republican contest for Senate, as well as a high-profile GOP House contest in southern New Jersey's 3rd District,...

A woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. New Jersey Democrats and Republicans will choose their candidates for president, Senate and House on Tuesday, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they'll be doing it mostly by mail-in ballots. Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to get their ballots postmarked, put in a county drop box or dropped off in person at the county board of elections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NJ's mail primary gets results, though some races undecided

Jul. 8, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s practically all-mail primary on Tuesday produced results in some of the state’s most closely watched contests despite concerns that Election Day would end in uncertainty. Though there was little suspense, former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic...

Ajaye' Brewington fills out a provisional ballot at a polling site in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Voters have until 8 p.m. to have their ballot postmarked or dropped at one of at least five boxes per county. Half of the polling places in each county must also stay open for voters to cast a ballot in person, though that means they must use a provisional ballot that will be counted once officials determine one has not been mailed to county election officials already. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: Cory Booker wins N.J. Democratic Senate primary

Jul. 7, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections in New Jersey and Delaware (all times local): 9 p.m. Cory Booker has won New Jersey's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent Booker had faced Lawrence Hamm, who was running on Bernie Sanders' “Not Me. Us.” slogan. Booker arrived in...

Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey

Jul. 7, 2020 8:55 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker wins Democratic Senate primary in New Jersey.

Tuesday's vote-by-mail primary poised to test New Jersey

Jul. 4, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's nearly all-mail primary on Tuesday is emerging as a test of the state's ability to deliver a drama-free election in the face of critical tweets from President Donald Trump and a GOP seeking federal election monitors. Tuesday is the deadline for Democratic and Republican...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jun. 24, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 23 The Washington Post on the importance of wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump’s refusal to wear them: AMC Entertainment, the movie theater chain, flip-flopped on the pandemic last week, first...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Q&A: Harris says Democrats need to listen to young voters

Jun. 24, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris of California says that Democrats need to listen to young voters seeking change and that she won't “be played" by Republicans when it comes to police reform legislation. She's a top contender to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. But she...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Q&A: Harris says Democrats need to listen to young voters

Jun. 23, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris of California says that Democrats need to listen to young voters seeking change and that she won't “be played" by Republicans when it comes to police reform legislation. She's a top contender to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's running mate. But she...