The results are in after the primary elections were held throughout New Jersey on Tuesday. Across the state, nearly 35,000 voters went to the polls to cast their vote, including about 22,000 republicans and 13,500 democrats.
State Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) received 16,345 votes, winning the republican nomination for U.S. Senator over Joe 'Rudy' Rullo, David Douglas Brown and Bader G. Qarmout. Kryillos will face incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D), who received 11,895 votes, in the November election.
Kyrillos celebrated at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Tuesday night. "In Washington, we can stay the course or we can change the course, he said in his remarks. "We must ensure for the people of America opportunities for greatness."
Menendez released a statement, saying, “I congratulate State Senator Joe Kyrillos on winning his primary race and look forward to a campaign that will focus on and discuss the differences between us in an honorable way.”
In the contested race for US Representative-6th District, Anna Little appeared to be the frontrunner, with 100 percent of districts reporting. The former Monmouth Republican Freeholder Anna Little had 3,424 votes, versus Ernesto Cullari, of the county Republican organization, with about 2,394.
Here are the results in Matawan and Keyport from the Monmouth County Clerk's Office, with 100% of districts reporting. The primary candidates had no challengers within their own party, though more Republicans than Democrats cast a vote in Matawan.
But in Keyport, the turnout was more evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.
Incumbents are marked by (I).
MatawanCandidate Party Affiliation Vote Count Percent of Votes Kimberly Daly Democrat
141 50.54% Nicholas Nellegar
138 49.46% Toni Angelini (I)
Republican 221 50.46% Andrew Lopez (I)
Republican 217 49.54%
KeyportCandidate Party Affiliation
Percent of Votes
Kenneth McPeek (I)
Democrat 167 50.61% Christian Bolte (I)
Democrat 163 49.39% Kenneth Howe Republican 182 48.92% Warren Chamberlain
Republican 188 50.54%