Polls have opened today for New Jersey’s primary election where a crime-busting former U.S. Attorney and a conservative former North Jersey mayor are seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Chris Christie has voted in Mendham Township. His opponent, Steve Lonegan, plans to vote later in the day. GOP Assemblyman Rick Merkt has trailed both in polls. Gov. Jon S. Corzine faces token opposition in the Democratic primary. Vice President Joe Biden plans to join Corzine to formally launch his re-election bid after the polls close at 8 p.m.
There are also mayoral primaries in Camden, Atlantic City and Edison and several contested state Assembly races.
In the Lakewood area, Avi Solomon is running against Assemblyman Ronald Dancer and Assemblyman Joseph Malone for the General Assembly of the 30th District. The Lakewood Vaad endorsements can be sent below: