A rising star in the Democratic Party and a Republican former mayor won their parties' primaries on Tuesday to set up a campaign of political and stylistic contrasts as they seek to fill the final 15 months of the term of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
The racially insensitive tweet that was posted by a Steve Lonegan staffer and then quickly deleted has gotten the attention of Gov. Chris Christie, who was asked about it in a press conference at the State House yesterday.
Gov. Chris Christie says he anticipates endorsing whichever Republican wins Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary, though the campaign of the overwhelming favorite put out a social media post that some consider racist.