Essex Dominance

NEWARK –  Humiliated in the backrooms of party power, Essex County nonetheless will retain Democratic Party ballot box prestige by night’s end.

With 33 percent of machine votes reporting, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is crushing Republican candidate Steve Lonegan, 77.13 (28,878) to 21.63 (8,099) percent in Essex.

In Republican dominant Ocean County, with 83% reporting, Lonegan leads Booker, 64% (56,618) to 35% (30,494). Essex Dominance