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NJ Supreme Court rejects special election challenge

WASHINGTON -- The August primary and October special election to choose New Jersey's next senator will go forward as planned after the New Jersey Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the election dates.

NJ Supreme Court rejects special election challenge

WASHINGTON -- The August primary and October special election to choose New Jersey's next senator will go forward as planned after the New Jersey Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the election dates.

The Somerset County Democratic chair, acting without formal party backing, had filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Christie's decision to call a special election to choose a long-term replacement for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. She argued that the election should be held in November, concurrent with the election to decide the gubernatorial and legislative races.

But an appellate court rejected her arguments and the state Supreme Court on Thursday said it would not take up the case.

Jonathan Tamari
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Jonathan Tamari is the Inquirer’s Washington correspondent. He writes about the lawmakers, politics and policy that affect Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tamari previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL. Before that he worked in Trenton, reporting on the characters and color of New Jersey state government. He lives in Washington.

Reach Jonathan at jtamari@phillynews.com.

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