Herb Conaway wins New Jersey House primary to replace Rep. Andy Kim

Herb Conaway wins New Jersey House primary to replace Rep. Andy Kim


New Jersey state Rep. Herb Conaway won the contested Democratic primary to replace Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ), who gave up his safe Democratic seat to vie for the U.S. Senate. 

Conaway won the race for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District with 47.9% of the vote with about 26% of ballots tallied. The Associated Press called the race in Conaway’s favor at 9:22 p.m. Eastern.

Conaway faced a crowded field of Democrats who sought to replace Kim as he steps down from the lower chamber next year, including fellow state Rep. Carol Murphy and civil rights attorney Joe Cohn.

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Kim’s seat became up for grabs earlier this year when Kim announced he would instead run for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Menendez

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