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State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Newark).

Rice defeats challenger in District 28

By Nikita Biryukov, June 08 2021 8:37 pm

State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Newark) defeated Quadir Selby to win the Democratic nod for State Senate Tuesday.

Rice, the immediate past chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, had organizational support behind his re-election bid. Selby ran under the slogan “New Jersey Democratic Party 2021.”

Rice will go on to face Republican Frank Contella in the general. The Essex County-based district is safely Democratic.

Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (D-Newark) and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Nutley) were faced no primary opponents.

They’ll be up against Republicans Monique Headen and Anthony D’Angelo in November.

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