4 Democrats, 2 Republicans in NJ Senate race

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Associated Press

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 12:02 AM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four Democrats and two Republicans are in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat that opened when Frank Lautenberg died last week.

The six candidates all filed ahead of Monday afternoon's deadline to enter the unusual October election. Party primaries are scheduled for Aug. 13.

The Republicans are Somerset physician Alieta Eck and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Reps. Frank Pallone and Rush Holt all filed papers to enter the Democratic race.

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