TRENTON — There is a primary election Tuesday with competitive congressional races in central and south Jersey.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, drop by The Star-Ledger Statehouse Bureau’s weekly live chat today and we will answer your questions about the contenders, the issues, and how the results will affect New Jersey’s political landscape.
The 12th District race in central Jersey features state Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer), state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex), Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset), and Andrew Zwicker, a physicist trying to break into politics — just like Democrat Rush Holt did when he was elected to the seat 16 years ago.
Tom MacArthur, formerly the mayor of Randolph in Morris County, and Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota are in a heated contest to take over for U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan’s seat in south Jersey’s 3rd District.
We’ll also bring you up to date on the latest news concerning the state budget and Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to reduce the amount of money he will pay into the state pension fund in order to close an $807 million shortfall.
Meet us back here at 11 a.m. If you have questions on these topics, feel free to post them here or email them to email@example.com. As usual, let’s keep the discussion on point and civil.