Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Rik Mehta has won the Republican organization line for U.S. Senate in Passaic County.
Mehta is the clear front runner in the race to take on Cory Booker.
With wins in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Somerset, Union and Warren counties, Mehta now has secured organization lines in 11 counties
He also won the backing of the Ocean GOP screening committee, making him the favorite to win their line at their March 4 convention.
Hirsh Singh, Tricia Flanagan and Natalie Rivera are also seeking the GOP U.S Senate nomination.