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Left to right: Hopewell Township Committeeman Tom Tedesco, Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, State Sen. Ed Durr, and State Sen. Michael Testa, Jr. (Photo: Ed Durr).

Durr gets organization endorsements in Gloucester and Cumberland

Sawyer must run off-the-line in bid for second term in the N.J. State Assembly

By David Wildstein, March 04 2023 10:33 am

Facing a Republican primary challenge, State Sen. Edward Durr (R-Logan) received the backing of GOP county organizations in Gloucester on Friday and Cumberland on Saturday, leaving primary rival Mickey Ostrum to mount an off-the-line bid in June.

This leaves Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer (R-Woolwich), who is running with Ostrum, off the line after just fourteen months in the legislature.

Durr ran unopposed in Cumberland, along with Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick (R-Mannington) and their running mate, Hopewell Township Committeeman Tom Tedesco.  That puts him on the line with local candidates backed by State Sen. Michael Testa, Jr. (R-Vineland), the Cumberland County GOP chairman.

Ostrum, Sawyer and Adam Wingate, a former Harrison Township committeeman who is running for the Assembly, did not attend the Cumberland convention. 

Salem County, where Ostrum is a county commissioner, holds a convention but their ballots don’t have preferential placement for organization-backed candidates.   

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