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Donald Norcross, Garry Cobb to Meet for Vacant Congressional Seat in November

Donald Norcross captured the Democratic Primary Tuesday night, while Garry Cobb won the Republican nomination.

Donald Norcross (Patch File Photo)
Donald Norcross (Patch File Photo)
The race to fill the First Congressional District seat left vacant when Rob Andrews resigned in February is down to two.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, it appeared Democrat Donald Norcross and Republican Garry Cobb had each won their respective primaries Tuesday night to set up the Nov. 4 elections, with all of Gloucester County reporting, and large portions of Burlington and Camden counties reporting.

The Associated Press projected Norcross and Cobb as the winners.

Norcross, a State Sen. and brother of Democratic bigwig George Norcross, defeated Logan Mayor Frank Minor and Afghan War veteran Frank Broomell Jr.

Cobb, a former professional football player and Cherry Hill resident, defeated former Collingswood school board member Claire Gustafson, realtor Jerry McManus and Navy veteran Lee Lucas.

Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 4 to determine who fills the unexpired term and who will assume the seat for the next full two-year-term.

Andrews resigned amid an ethics investigation in February to take a position with Dilworth Paxson.

The race for two seats on the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders was also narrowed Tuesday night.

County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. and Freeholder Scott McCray pulled away from the other five candidates in the Democratic Primary. They each garnered over 42 percent of the vote.

They will face Republicans Theodore “Teddy” Liddell and Kimone Smith, who ran unopposed in the Republican Primary, in November.

Big Daddy 1 June 05, 2014 at 01:33 PM
The more your policies keep employment and living wages from happening, the less people spend, and the less you business people make in the long run. Because if we have nothing to spend, you don't make any money either.
DoneWithNews June 05, 2014 at 01:38 PM
I'm not inclined to continue answering bumper stickers with inverse perspectives. We could banter at this all day and neither would be persuaded, since we are both rooted in divergent ideologies as regards the proper role of federal government. NJ loves Democrats like Michael Jackson loved surgery, so I suspect Norcross will be our next rep in spite of support for Cobb from myself and others who value liberty above "progress."
Pete Heinbaugh June 05, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Here's a bumper sticker: "Fixing corruption probably isn't your #1 issue. That's okay. But whatever your #1 is, we have to fix corruption first." That's why, even as a Dem, GCobb should get lots of votes.
Big Daddy 1 June 05, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Well you can keep waiting for those turn of the century tax cuts to trickle down. I'll be voting for jobs and spending up to get our economy going.
Big Daddy 1 June 05, 2014 at 03:48 PM
And locally, the only jobs going on are for those in power or through pay to play. Norcross gets all the local government insurance work through no-bid and rigged-bid procedures. And the jobs are with his North Jersey companies as well as others in PA and other parts of NJ. Camden and Gloucester Counties get to share very little.

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