Christie wins 78% in Lonegan’s home county

Former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie easily won the endorsement of the Bergen County Republican organization tonight, defeating former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan by a 78%-22% margin at the party's nominating convention. Christie won 615-172, with Assemblyman Rick Merkt (R-Mendham) receiving 4 votes.

Lonegan announced two weeks ago that he would no longer compete for organization endorsements, and sought to have his name removed from the Bergen convention ballot without success.

Christie wins 78% in Lonegan’s home county