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State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton). (Photo: Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe)

Bucco takes lead in 25th district Senate race

Draeger still ahead of Dunn in Assembly contest

By David Wildstein, November 06 2020 3:23 pm

State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) has taken a 316-vote lead in a special election for State Senate, but Democrat Darcy Draeger is 1,560 votes ahead in the Assembly contest after more than 8,000 more ballots were added to the count in the Morris-based in the 25th district.”

Both races are still too close to call.

Bucco now leads Democrat Rupande Mehta, 31,025 to 30,709.

Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (R-Mendham) trails Draeger, 31,322 to 29,762.

Democrat Cary Amaro has maintained her lead in the race for Morris County Freeholder.  She is 6,460 votes ahead of the interim Republican incumbent, Tayfun Selen.

In the presidential race, Joe Biden is 20,057 votes ahead of Donald Trump in Morris County, 56%-42%.  Biden has been in front of Trump in Morris since election night and his lead – 17% on Tuesday – has dropped just three points during a period.

Morris County Democrats have not won a countywide election since 1973, and the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Morris was Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker has a 15,181-vote lead in the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rik Mehta.

In the Morris County towns in the 7th town, Republican Tom Kean is now 20 votes ahead of the Democratic incumbent, Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes).   In the Morris portion of the 11th district, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) is 15,027 vote in front of Republican Rosemary Becchi.

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