More Bloomfield voters turned to support Cory Booker in the
special primary election than any other candidate by an 1,000-plus vote margin according
to unofficial results provided by the Bloomfield Municipal Clerk’s office.
The Newark Mayor drew 1594 votes in Bloomfield, more than half of the 2840 votes cast in total by township residents.
The election was held to find a full-term replacement for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.
Booker beat his nearest competition, Frank Pallone by comfortable margin, with the Democratic U.S. Representative drawing 476 votes according to the unofficial count.
Republican former governor of Bogota Steve Lonegan garnered 312 Bloomfield votes.
Pallone’s fellow Democratic Representative Rush Holt received 267 Bloomfield votes.
Democrat Sheila Oliver received 100 while Republican candidate Alietta Eck, running on an anti-Affordable Care Act platform, received 91 votes.
The local vote breakdown mirrored statewide results, with Booker earning the right to stand as the Democrats' nominee, as expected, and Lonegan coming out on top.
The special election will be held on Oct. 16.