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If Sandra Cunningham wins the Democratic State Senate nomination in the 31st district, she would become the first woman to follow her late husband to the New Jersey Senate, and the first widow to take her husband’s legislative seat since Mary Scanlon was elected in 1977. If he loses, Joseph Doria would become the first former Assembly Speaker to lose his Senate seat in a primary since 1953, when Freas Hess was defeated for re-election in the Republican State Senate primary by Malcolm Forbes. The last former Assembly Speaker to lose a State Senate race was Marion West Higgins, the only woman to ever lead the lower house. She was Speaker in 1965, the year she lost a Senate race and the GOP lost both houses of the Legislature.

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