Ex-NFL lineman will face off against Rep. Adler

Former NFL star Jon Runyan (R) is set to face Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.) after clinching his party's nomination Tuesday.

But it wasn't a whooping show of support for the one-time Philadelphia Eagle.

He took 56 percent of the vote in unofficial results, while Republican rival Justin Murphy was able to garner 44 percent despite having less than $5,000 to spend in the days before the primary.

Meanwhile, Adler defeated progressive Democrat Barry Bendar 78-22 percent, according to the Associated Press.

Runyan will have to do some significant fundraising in the coming weeks.

The top recruit for the National Republican Congressional Committee had only $134,692 cash on hand ahead of Tuesday's vote. From April 1 to May 19 he raised $75,095 but spent $77,961 during the same time period. His committee is also carrying $112,206 in debt. 

Adler reported having $1,670,029 banked in his last quarter's Federal Election Commission report.