New Jersey’s first primary elections for 2013 are in the books, as November’s general election is now set.
As Barbara Buono won the Democratic nomination for governor in the Nov. 5 elections, the race to fill her Senate seat was also decided, as Democratic Assemblyman Peter Barnes will face Republican and East Brunswick Mayor David Stahl.
Barnes’ now vacant Assembly seat will be one of two up for grabs when Democratic incumbent Patrick Diegnan and challenger and East Brunswick Councilwoman Nancy Pinkin face Republican challengers Robert Bengivenga and Lisa Goldhamer.
According to the unofficial results:
Barnes: 5,059 votes
Stahl: 2,934 votes
Pinkin: 4,659 votes
Diegnan: 4,659 votes
Goldhamer: 2,854 votes
Unofficial results for all races can be viewed here.
New Jersey's next primary is scheduled for Aug. 13, when Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls to select their candidates for October's special Senate election.