House Seats Top NJ Primary
TRENTON, N.J. (AP)
New Jerseyans head to the polls Tuesday for a largely unnoticed off-year primary election.
Garden State voters will narrow the field for all 13 House seats up for grabs in November.
Republicans have more choices than usual because of the tea party movement.
For example, first-term Rep. Leonard Lance of Hunterdon County faces three tea party candidates.
In all, 29 Republicans are running in congressional primaries, more than any year since 1980.
Democrats have fielded 18 candidates.
Every incumbent congressman is seeking re-election.
New Jersey's congressional delegation has seven Democrats and six Republicans.
Turnout in primaries where House seats are the top of the ticket in New Jersey usually attract less than 10 percent of the eligible voters.
Polls close at 8 p.m.
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