NJ choosing 2 candidates for Lautenberg's seat


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters are deciding which candidates will run to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan are expected to easily win their party primaries Tuesday in a low-turnout election.

Barring an upset, the two will square off in an Oct. 16 special election, with the winner headed to Washington for the remaining 15 months of Lautenberg's term.

Booker is the 44-year-old mayor of Newark, the state's largest city. He is better known and has raised more money than three challengers who are all experienced politicians.

Lonegan is 57 and until recently was the state director of the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity. The group gives him a built-in donor network. He has only one opponent.

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