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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...

Veteran Congressman recuperating after heart bypass surgery

Jul. 6, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey Congressman is recuperating after undergoing heart bypass surgery. Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., 83, was found to have blockages in his arteries when he went to a hospital in Paterson due to indigestion and heartburn. He underwent surgery Sunday and is...