State Sen. Donald Norcross and former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb will face off in the Nov. 4 race for New Jersey’s 1st congressional district seat, according to unofficial primary election results tabulated by the Associated Press.
Norcross, currently a state senator representing New Jersey’s 5th legislative district, won the Democratic nod in Tuesday’s primary elections. He received 15,483 votes - or 74 percent - with 78 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.
Norcross was trailed by Frank Broomell, with 15 percent of the vote, and Frank Minor, with 11 percent of the vote.
Cobb, also known as “G. Cobb,” runs a website and is a frequent contributor to Sportsradio WIP in Philadelphia. He won 70 percent of the vote - or 5,665 votes - with 86 percent of precincts reporting.
Cobb was followed by Claire Gustafson, who had 14 percent of the vote. Fellow GOP primary candidates Lee Lucas and Gerard McManus had each tallied single-digit percent totals.
Norcross and Cobb will go on to compete for the seat vacated in February by Democrat Rob Andrews. The 1st congressional district covers parts of Burlington, Gloucester and Camden counties.