Last night, the votes were tallied and counted in the New Jersey Republican Primary between former US Attorney Chris Christie and former Mayor Steve Lonegan, with Christie coming out as the winner by 55%. The race has been closely watched due to the fact that NJ is a traditionally blue state that is deeply unhappy with it’s current Democrat governor, Jon Corzine. A Republican could pick up this seat, according to polling. While RRM did not endorse either candidate, it should be noted that Christie is running on a more inclusive and “Big Tent” platform by stating that he will not drag divisive social issues into his race.
Christie will now face off in November against Governor Corzine in what is sure to be a heavily watched race. RRM will keep you updated on this race.