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In New Jersey’s Blue Wall, Conservatives for Congress See Cracks

  • Primary field has 35 Republicans, many aligned with Trump
  • Banking on a truck driver’s success, Murphy’s slim victory
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Democrats Likely to Lose Control of Congress in Midterms: Valliere

Republican contenders for New Jersey’s congressional primary races are betting that the state’s blue wall is starting to crack.

The June 7 election has drawn a massive field of 35 candidates, many of them Donald Trump acolytes who say they are energized by a stronger-than-expected GOP showing during last year’s state races, including a suspenseful governor’s contest decided on a 3% margin.