Christie wins Atlantic, Salem

Chris Christie won the endorsement of the Atlantic County Republican organization tonight, defeating Steve Lonegan by a vote of 932-207, 81%-18%. Rick Merkt received four votes and one vote was cast for Brian Levine.

Christie also won the Salem County GOP convention, but the local organization has declined to release vote totals.

Christie has won the endorsements of fourteen other GOP county organizations: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, and Union counties. Christie wins Atlantic, Salem