MacArthur’s only primary opponent succumbs to a petition challenge

MT. HOLLY, N.J. — Tom MacArthur’s June just got a little less interesting though no one watching New Jersey’s Third Congressional District expected much of a fight. 

On Tuesday evening, a Final Decision was issued by N.J. Secretary of State formally eliminating Martin B. Weber, a Barnegat Township first aid officer, from the NJ-03 Republican congressional primary. The challenge was initiated by Josh Foote, the executive director of the Burlington County Republican Committee.

Weber filed 241 signatures.

When the Administrative Law Judge finished counting at the April 6th hearing?

Only 183 remained.

200 signatures are required for ballot access in New Jersey elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.

MacArthur can now focus on his presumptive Democrat general election challenger Andy Kim.