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Primary Vote Results in New Providence: No Surprises in Local Races; Lance, Malinowski, Hugin, Menendez Supported for US Races

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Unsurprisingly, the uncontested candidates for New Providence 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 Matthew Cumiskey and Peter DeSarno will face Democrats Rupa Kale and John Keane.

Incumbent Republican Mayor Al Morgan ran unopposed with 482 votes, with no Democratic petition filed.

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In the primary results reported by the Borough Clerk - with additional mail-in votes sent to Union County not included -  Cumiskey and DeSarno received 477 and 492 votes, respectively; Kale and Keane received the endorsement of 577 and 566 Democratic voters. All will be listed on the November ballot.

Locally, Bob Hugin received 464 Republican votes for U.S. Senate, trailed by 42 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 342 votes, while his Democratic challenger, Lisa McCormick, received 307 votes from registered Democrats.

Incumbent Lance shown support

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (District 7) won the Republican primary locally with 410 votes; compared with 31 votes for Raafat Barsoom and 59 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 459 votes, followed by 112 votes for Peter Jacobs, and 84 votes for Goutam Jois.

Visit the Union County website for County election results

In total, 29.48 percent of the borough's 8,320 registered voters cast a ballot, according to the Borough's Clerk's Office. 

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