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A Democratic governor, struggling with approvals from his own party and trailing his Republican opponent in the polls, was seeking re-election during a summer dominated by news of the death of a music icon. That happened in 1977, the last time a Democratic governor was re-elected in New Jersey. Brendan Byrne won the Democratic primary with 30% of the vote, and came from behind to beat the GOP candidate, Raymond Bateman. Elvis Presley died in August, between the primary and the general.

We usually run this kind of thing on a Friday