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Ocean County political insiders say Berkelely Township is Ocean County’s biggest local battlefront this season.

Democrats want to try to hold onto the executive seat and restore Mayor Jason Varano to another term.

The GOP is challenging with Councilman Carmen Amato, Jr., who has the backing of the powerful Ocean County Republican Party headed by Chairman George Gilmore.

A Democratic loss would represent yet another setback for an already much diminished minority party in Ocean County.

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