Sen. Ray Lesniak
Last month, the federal government opened the door for states to allow online gambling. For some, it is now a race to cash in on the tax-dollar windfall. If one lawmaker gets his way, New Jersey would be the first to legalize Internet betting.
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.