Live Blog: New Jersey Votes in the 2018 Midterm Primaries

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12 a.m. Update:John McCann Wins GOP Primary in New Jersey’s 5th District

It was a close battle up until the very end. The last race to be called on Tuesday was the GOP primary in New Jersey’s 5th district between John McCann and Steve Lonegan. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, McCann was finally named the winner with 53 percent of the vote.

11 p.m. Update: Major Upset in 2nd District’s GOP Primary Race

In a stunning upset, Seth Grossman won the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district on Tuesday night, emerging from a crowded primary race to replace retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo.

Grossman, a former Atlantic County freeholder and Atlantic City councilman, received 39.1 percent of the vote as of 11 p.m., according to The New York Times. He will now face off against Jeff Van Drew in November’s general election.

As far as the rest of New Jersey’s races go, we’re almost done. Winners have been called in every race except the Republican primary in the 5th district. Scroll down to check out how all of the candidates fared on Tuesday night.

10:30 p.m. Update: Jay Webber Wins GOP Primary in 11th District

Jay Webber won the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district on Tuesday night, prevailing in a competitive primary race to replace retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. With 83 percent of precincts reporting, Webber had 41.9 percent of the vote, trailed by Peter De Neufville (32.5 percent) and Antony Ghee (17.4 percent).

Webber will now face Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran and former federal prosecutor who easily won the Democratic nomination, in November’s general election.

10 p.m. Update: Tom Malinowski Wins Democratic Primary in 7th District

Tom Malinowski, a former assistant secretary of state under President Barack Obama, has won the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district.

Malinowski had nearly 69 percent of the vote as of 9:50 p.m., according to The New York Times, with 62 percent of precincts reporting. Challengers Peter Jacob garnered 20 percent, while Goutam Jois received nearly 11 percent.

Malinowski will now face incumbent Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in the November general election. Lance won his primary with 75 percent of the vote as of 9:45 p.m., the Times reported.

9:40 p.m. Update: Jeff Van Drew Claims Victory in 2nd District Democratic Primary

With 57.3 percent of the vote, the Associated Press has called Jeff Van Drew the winner of New Jersey’s 2nd district Democratic primary. Van Drew was tailed by Tanzie Youngblood (20.7 percent), William Cunningham (13.3 percent) and Nate Kleinman (8.8 percent) with 45 percent of precincts reporting.

“The resounding victory underscores Jeff Van Drew’s broad appeal across the political spectrum and his common-sense approach to public policy, which he will highlight in his victory speech,” read a statement Van Drew’s campaign sent out Tuesday night, prior to his victory speech.

“Van Drew will now move to the November general election, where he is considered the favorite by every major political handicapper in the country because he has delivered big victories in the most conservative areas of the district,” the statement continued.

Check out all of New Jersey’s winners, so far, below.

9:25 p.m. Update: Bob Hugin Wins Republican Primary in Senate Race

As expected, Bob Hugin has won the GOP primary in New Jersey’s senate race. With 46 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press named Hugin the winner with 76.3 percent of the vote.

“Tonight, was a major step forward for our campaign and for New Jersey. But make no mistake—this is just the beginning,” Hugin said in a statement Tuesday evening. “Our goal is victory in November and once again giving New Jersey a senator it can be proud of.”

9 p.m. Update: Democratic Primaries Called in District 1 and 6

It was smooth sailing Tuesday evening for Democratic incumbents Donald Norcross (1st district) and Frank Pallone (6th district), both of whom were facing primary challengers. The two races were called by the Associated Press before the clock even struck 9 p.m.

With 66 percent (352 of 530 precincts) reporting, Norcross was deemed the winner of the 1st district’s Democratic primary with 82.8 percent of the vote, followed by Robert Carlson (11 percent) and Scot Tomaszewski (6.3 percent). Over in New Jersey’s 6th district, Pallone was named winner, scoring 87 percent of the vote against Javahn Walker (13 percent), with 41 percent (218 of 529 precincts) reporting.

Norcross will now face Republican challenger Paul Dilks in November’s midterm election, while Pallone will be taking on Richard Pezzullo.

8:40 p.m. Update: Early Results Start Trickling In

We’re in grain-of-salt territory here with less than one percent reporting for most of New Jersey’s 2018 midterm primaries, but results are trickling in nonetheless.

Senate race favorites, incumbent Bob Menendez and GOP challenger Bob Hugin, are currently both leading as expected with 60 percent and 79.2 percent of the vote respectively.

In New Jersey’s eagerly awaited 2nd district races, Democratic candidate Jeff Van Drew is leading with 64 percent of the vote, while Hirsh Singh leads the GOP race with 39.2 percent (one percent reporting). No word on 11th district results yet.

8 p.m. Update: Polls Have Closed

The polls are now closed in New Jersey. According to The New York Times, the Associated Press is expected to begin make its first calls around 8:20 p.m.

Stay tuned as we bring you the results from New Jersey’s 2018 midterm primary races.

The polls opened early Tuesday morning in New Jersey, where voters are casting ballots in the state’s 2018 midterm primaries until 8 p.m. With the state expected to lose a number of Republicans representing it in the House of Representatives this year, we’re paying special attention.

And live blogging the results as they come in.

The hottest races are in New Jersey’s 2nd and 11th districts; two seats with retiring Republican incumbents that could easily turn blue after November’s midterm elections. The top ticket item—New Jersey’s senate seat up for grabs—isn’t as exciting. Current Sen. Bob Menedez is expected to sweep the Democratic primary, with former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin his anticipated GOP challenger.

All of New Jersey’s 2018 Primary Races

Check out who was up against who and, more importantly, who won.

As of 11 p.m. ET, here are the winners from each of New Jersey’s 2018 primary races, along with each candidate’s percentage of the vote at the time of publishing.

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Democratic Primary Election
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U.S. Senate, New Jersey Republican Primary Election
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  • Brian Goldberg – 24.6%
  • Bob Hugin – 75.4% (Winner)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 Democratic Primary Election
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  • Donald Norcross – 83.8% (Winner)
  • Robert Carlson – 9.9%
  • Scot John Tomaszewski – 6.3%

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 Republican Primary Election
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  • Paul Dilks (Uncontested)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Democratic Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Republican Primary Election
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  • Samuel Fiocchi – 23.5%
  • Seth Grossman – 39% (Winner)
  • Hirsh Singh – 30.4%
  • Robert Turkavage – 7.1%

U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 Democratic Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 3 Republican Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 4 Democratic Primary Election
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  • Jim Keady – 42.8%
  • Josh Welle – 57.2% (Winner)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 4 Republican Primary Election
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  • Chris Smith (Uncontested)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 Democratic Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 Republican Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 6 Democratic Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 6 Republican Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 Democratic Primary Election
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U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 Republican Primary Election
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  • Leonard Lance – 74.7% (Winner)
  • Raafat Barsoom – 10.7%
  • Lindsay Brown – 14.6%

U.S. House, New Jersey District 8 Democratic Primary Election
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  • Albio Sires (Uncontested)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 8 Republican Primary Election
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  • John Muniz (Uncontested)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 9 Democratic Primary Election
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  • Bill Pascrell – 85.7% (Winner)
  • William Henry – 14.3%

U.S. House, New Jersey District 9 Republican Primary Election
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  • Eric Fisher (Uncontested)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 10 Democratic Primary Election
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  • Donald Payne Jr. – 91.7% (Winner)
  • Aaron Fraser – 8.3%

U.S. House, New Jersey District 10 Republican Primary Election
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  • Agha Khan (Uncontested)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 11 Democratic Primary Election
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  • Mitchell Cobert – 2.0%
  • Tamara Harris – 15.2%
  • Alison Heslin – 2.8%
  • Mikie Sherrill – 76.4% (Winner)
  • Mark Washburne – 3.5%

U.S. House, New Jersey District 11 Republican Primary Election
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  • Patrick Allocco – 4.2%
  • Peter de Neufville – 30.7%
  • Antony Ghee – 21.7%
  • Martin Hewitt – 3.5%
  • Jay Webber – 39.9% (Winner)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 Democratic Primary Election
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  • Bonnie Watson Coleman (Uncontested)

U.S. House, New Jersey District 12 Republican Primary Election
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  • Daryl Kipnis (Uncontested)
Live Blog: New Jersey Votes in the 2018 Midterm Primaries