MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Unsurprisingly, the uncontested candidates for Mountainside Borough Council all won their party's support on a local level in Tuesday's primary election.
The real race for those positions will be in November. At that time, in the race for two spots on the Borough Council, Republicans Robert Messler and Wendy Fech-Caccamo will face Democrats Anjali Mehrota and write-in I. Guadagnino.
In the primary results reported by the Borough Clerk - with additional mail-in votes sent to Union County not included - Messler and Fech-Caccamo received 334 and 341 votes, respectively; Mehrota and Guadagnino received the endorsement of 310 and 89 Democratic voters.
Locally, Bob Hugin received 337 Republican votes for U.S. Senate, trailed by 38 votes for Brian D. Goldberg.
Menendez wins primary vote in New Providence
Incumbent U.S. Senator for New Jersey Robert Menendez, cleared of bribery and corruption charges earlier this year, received 187 votes, while his Democratic challenger, Lisa McCormick, received 158 votes from registered Democrats.
Incumbent Lance shown support
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (District 7) won the Republican primary locally with 309 votes; compared with 30 votes for Raafat Barsoom and 28 votes for Lindsay C. Brown, both his GOP challengers.
In the Democratic primary race for U.S. House of Representatives candidates, frontrunner Tom Malinowski gained 244 votes, followed by 64 votes for Peter Jacobs, and 33 votes for Goutam Jois.
In total, 14.7 percent of the borough's 5,230 registered voters cast a ballot, according to the Borough's Clerk's Office.