Former Assemblyman Vince Polistina (R-Egg Harbor) will get a second shot at the State Senate a decade after his last campaign, and he’s won the right in decisive fashion.
He defeated Seth Grossman (the GOP’s 2018 NJ-02 House nominee) on Tuesday evening with solid victories in both the interior of the Atlantic County-dominated district as well as the iconic coastal towns like Ventnor and Margate. As of 10:15 p.m., Polistina led Grossman by almost 2,000 votes with over 70% of precincts reporting.
The party-backed Polistina’s victory isn’t exactly a “surprise,” though widely-circulated polling had hinted at a much more competitive contest.
He’ll now run in November with Claire Swift and Don Guardian to defend Chris Brown’s senate seat and hopefully pick off the Democrat-held Assembly seats.