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Somerset County Democrat have nominated Franklin Councilwoman Shanel Robinson and Bernardsville school board member Sara Sooy as their candidates for freeholder. They will face Republican incumbents Mark Caliguire and Patrick Scaglione. Robinson, a U.S. Air Force veteran, ran last year and came within 1,489 votes of winning a freeholder seat. Sooy is the daughter of Bernardsville Mayor Kevin Sooy, who switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat last week.
Tom Malinowski has won the Somerset County Democratic organization line, defeating his only remaining challengers, Goutam Jois and Peter Jacob, by a wide margin. Somerset had originally backed Linda Weber, who dropped out of the race after losing the endorsement of her home county, Union. Malinowski, the former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, now heads into the primary with the support of all six counties in New Jersey's 7th district.