Republican U.S. Senate candidate Brian Goldberg will be bracketed in the June primary with congressional candidates Assemblyman Jay Webber in the 11th, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan in the 5th and former Atlantic County Freeholder Seth Grossman in the 2nd. That will give all of them a better ballot position than those candidates running alone.
Goldberg, an Essex County businessman and conservative leader, will run for Webber in Essex and Passaic counties, with Lonegan in Bergen and Passaic, and with Grossman in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties. Additionally, he and Lonegan will share slogans in Sussex and Warren counties, where there is no organization line. Goldberg, Lonegan and Webber will share freeholder candidates in Passaic, and Goldberg and Lonegan will run in Essex with Roland Straten for county executive and John Van Wagner for sheriff.
Morris County has no organization line.
The front runner for the Republican Senate nomination, Bob Hugin, will run on a line with hedge fund manager Tony Ghee in the Essex and Passaic portions of the 11th, John McCann in the Bergen and Passaic portions on the 5th, and in the 2nd district with Hirsh Singh in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Ocean, with Sam Fiocchi in Cape May, with Robert Turkavage in Cumberland, and with Brian Fitzherbert in Gloucester. Salem County has endorsed Hugin for Senate, but no one for Congress.