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Runyan declares New Jersey House victory

Runyan declares New Jersey House victory

Republican Jon Runyan, the former pro football lineman, has declared victory over Democrat John Adler in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, returning the post to the party that had long controlled it.
Earlier, Adler conceded the race saying he wants Runyan to succeed.
However, The Associated Press has not yet declared a winner in the race because official returns are not yet complete.
The race between Runyan and the first-term Democrat was heated.
Both Runyan and tea party groups criticized Adler, claiming his campaign planted a phony tea party candidate in the race to take votes from the Republican. Adler and independent candidate Peter DeStefano both denied the accusations.
The 3rd District stretches along the state's southern sector from Philadelphia suburbs to the East Coast shores.


Updated : 2021-03-03 04:02 GMT+08:00