- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - State Sen. Donald Norcross has won the Democratic primary for southern New Jersey’s 1st District congressional seat.

He defeated graduate student Frank Broomell and Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor in Tuesday’s primary.

On the Republican side, former Philadelphia Eagles player Garry Cobb defeated three rivals. He is expected to be an underdog in the November general election in the heavily Democratic district near Philadelphia.

The seat attracted primary competition because it’s open for the first time in more than two decades. Democratic Rep. Rob Andrews resigned in February after more than 23 years in office.

Norcross is the brother of George Norcross, one of the state’s most influential Democratic powerbrokers.

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