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Special NJ Senate campaign a constrained affair

Local News | Jun 07, 2013

Special NJ Senate campaign a constrained affair

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It’s a rare career opportunity for politicians when there’s an open seat to pursue in the U.S. Senate.

But now that it’s here, New Jersey officials are not exactly tripping over themselves to get into the election to complete the term of Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday.

Only one Republican and one Democrat have announced so far that they’re in.

While at least two more Democrats are expected to join, it’s not clear how many more Republicans may.

A deadline of Monday to enter and a primary in August means that to have a shot, an official needs to have access to quick campaign money and a broad network of supporters.