N.J. GOP candidates perform strongly in Burlington, Somerset

Somerset and Burlington counties have Republican governments but hardly ‘safe’ electorates in presidential cycles given Democrat voter registration trends.

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The Burlington GOP slate

Nothing about tonight seems likely to change that.

In Somerset County, Republican Sheriff Frank Provenzano leads Democratic challenger Darrin Russo by a little less than 300 votes as of this writing. Meanwhile, Patricia “Pat” Walsh held back a Democrat challenge by about 5-points.

Meanwhile, in Burlington County, all Republican county-wide candidates appeared on track to win by roughly 6,000 votes a piece.

It’s all great news for the local parties and a big win for GOP consultant Chris Russell, the mastermind of big races in both counties.

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