Mayor Lorenzo Langford claimed victory Tuesday night before final results were tallied.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono brushed aside token opposition Tuesday for their party nominations for governor in what has been a lopsided battle between a celebrity chief executive and a legislator who has struggled for campaign cash and recognition.
Campaign officials say Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono (BWOE-noe) has raised enough money to qualify for matching state funds for the primary election.
The primary is Tuesday and strategists for both parties will be looking for keys to November.
City commissioner Stephanie Singer says voting results from at least 10 divisions in last year’s primary show what’s called “over-voting” — that’s when the number of votes recorded exceeds the number of voters who showed up.
Two of New Jersey’s best-known candidates sailed to victory unopposed in Tuesday’s primary election, while two of the Legislature’s most entrenched Democrats were in a fight for their political lives.
There weren’t many competitive races on the ballot and voter turnout was likely to be less than 10 percent, but two powerful Democratic lawmakers were fighting to keep their jobs in Tuesday’s New Jersey primary.
It will be next week at the earliest before the Philadelphia City Commission certifies the results of Tuesday’s primary elections.
Incumbent Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter had an easy victory in the Democratic primary election, but not without a bit of a sweat raised by challenger Milton Street.
There were oral arguments held before a Philadelphia judge on whether two City Council members, a city commissioner, and a mayoral candidate were eligible to remain on their respective ballots.