Republican Brown Beats Democratic Incumbent In South Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey state Assemblyman Chris Brown has defeated incumbent Democratic state Sen. Colin Bell in the Atlantic City-based 2nd District.

Brown has represented the district in the Assembly since 2012. His victory represents a pick-up for Republicans from Democrats, who controlled the seat.

A Democrat won Brown’s Assembly seat.

Bell was sworn in in October to represent the district after the death this summer of Sen. Jim Whelan.

The 68-year-old Whelan died at his home on Aug. 22 after suffering a heart attack. He had announced in January that he wouldn’t seek re-election. Bell was the party’s candidate for the seat.

Brown has opposed the state’s takeover of Atlantic City and argued against expanding casinos to northern New Jersey.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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