WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Democrat voters gave an indecisive nod to incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, while Republican voters in town gave a robust nod of approval to Bob Hugin in Tuesday's Primary election.
Menendez, who was on trial for bribery and corruption charges last year before a mistrial was declared, narrowly defeated Lisa McCormick, 1,094 votes to 1,051, among Westfield voters in the Democrat Primary.
Hugin, former chief executive of Celgene Corp., received 851 votes from Westfield Primary voters to 103 for Brian Goldberg.
Menendez and Hugin were the statewide winners.
Incumbent Congressman Leonard Lance received more than 75 percent of the vote in the Republican Primary among Westfield voters, and won the state's 7th District Primary.
Tom Malinowski received 1,641 votes in Westfield, easily defeating his two opponents in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District in the Democrat Primary.
Voter turnout was 14 percent.