12th district congressional candidate Scott Sipprelle will run on the Somerset County Republican organization line after the Franklin Township GOP voted 12-4 to back him over rival Michael Halfacre, the mayor of Fair Haven. Sipprelle anHalfacre are facing off for the chance to challenge U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell).In the contest for the GOP nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) in the 6th district, newspaper publisher Diane Gooch won the line in Somerset. She beat former Monmouth County Freeholder Anna Little by a 5-3 vote.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance won the Somerset line 117-25 over a conservative rival, David Larsen.