Polls Open for NJ Primary

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011  |  Updated 8:16 AM EDT
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The polls are open in New Jersey.

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Polls have opened for Tuesday's primary in New Jersey.     

Voters have until 8 p.m. to select the candidates who will run in the November election.

There aren't a lot of other competitive races and voter turnout is likely to be less than 10 percent. However, two powerful Democratic lawmakers are fighting to keep their jobs.    

Sen. Ray Lesniak has been in the Legislature 34 years. Joe Cryan is the Assembly Democratic leader.     

They're being opposed by candidates from a rival political faction in the mostly minority 20th District in Union County.     

Lesniak is facing Elizabeth school administrator Jerome Dunn.     

Cryan and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano are opposed by Elizabeth Board of Education affiliates Tony Monteiro and Carlos Cedeno.     

The incumbents have raised $2.5 million. A judge temporarily froze the challengers' assets after questions arose about how they raised and recorded campaign donations.    

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