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U.S. Senator Cory Booker. (Photo: courtesy of Cory 2020)

Six file for U.S. Senate race

By Nikita Biryukov, March 30 2020 7:36 pm

Six candidate have filed to run for U.S. Senate this year.

The New Jersey Secretary of State does not list U.S. Sen. Cory Booker as having filed, but the candidate’s campaign told the New Jersey Globe he did so electronically Monday afternoon.

He submitted his petitions with 105 attachments, and the campaign said they were unconcerned about the incumbent not being listed as having filed by the deadline.

Booker faces a single primary challenger in Lawrence Hamm, who chairs U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ New Jersey presidential campaign.

Hamm filed with more than 2,000 signatures and is running with the slogan “power to the people.”

Four Republicans have filed for the seat.

Rik Mehta submitted 1,105 signatures.

Figures are not available for petitions filed by Natalie Rivera, Hirsh Singh and Tricia Flanagan.

Flanagan said election workers came down wearing masks and gloves and accepted petitions in a basket.

Due to delays caused by COVID-19, petition information may be incomplete at this time.

The deadline to file was 4:00 p.m. Monday.

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