- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Democrat Donald Norcross has beaten former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb to take a congressional seat representing southern New Jersey.

Norcross is a state senator who has spent most of his career as an electrician and union official.

He also is the brother of New Jersey’s most politically powerful non-elected Democrat, George Norcross. Donald Norcross has downplayed the role of his brother in his campaign and political ambitions.

He defeated Republican Cobb in Tuesday’s election in the 1st District, a heavily Democratic area in the Philadelphia suburbs.

He also won a special election to serve the remainder of the term of Rep. Rob Andrews, a longtime Democratic congressman who resigned this year.

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