New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman wins Democratic primary

New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman wins Democratic primary
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Rep. Bonnie Watson ColemanBonnie Watson ColemanLawmakers split on next steps to secure transportation sectors against hackers House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting Lawmakers call for more resources to support early cancer detection MORE won the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 12th District as she looks to return to Congress for a fourth term.

Coleman won with 90 percent of the vote, with 35 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. She prevailed over newspaper publisher Lisa McCormick, who was part of a wave of progressive candidates challenging incumbents in New Jersey this primary cycle. 

Coleman will face Republican Mark Razzoli, a local councilman and a retired detective of the Jersey City Police Department, in November. The Cook Political Report rates the race “solid Democratic.”

The New Jersey primaries, originally scheduled for June 2, were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Like other states, it has seen a surge in mailed-in ballots that are likely to delay some of the results.