TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New Jersey’s top court has decided not to hear arguments on when Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a special U.S. Senate election, effectively leaving the date at Oct. 16.
Democrats had sued, saying the election should be held on Nov. 5, the same date as the general election.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy: Nursing Homes That Didn't Follow Guidance Should 'Pay A Price'
The election is to complete the term of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died earlier this month.
Party primaries are scheduled for Aug. 13.READ MORE: Third Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Inappropriate Behavior
On the Democratic ticket, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is facing off against State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, and U.S. Rep. Fran Pallone.
On the Republican side, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan is vying against Alieta Eck, former President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
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