- Associated Press - Thursday, May 11, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on the debate in the Democratic primary race for New Jersey governor (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

Democrats running in the June 6 primary for New Jersey governor are clashing in their second and likely final debate.

Jim Johnson, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, Phil Murphy and Assemblyman John Wisniewski went head to head on Thursday in Newark at the NJTV studios. The debate also was broadcast live.

The first debate was held on Tuesday at Stockton University, but it didn’t have the kind of drama that went along with the presidential campaign debates last year.

Republicans are meeting in their second debate on May 18, also in Newark on NJTV.


11:30 a.m.

The Democrats running in a primary to for New Jersey governor are set to go head to head in their second and likely final debate before the June 6 election.

The debate in Newark between the four leading candidates in the race will air on NJTV Thursday at 8 p.m.

The Democrats held their first debate on Tuesday. The debate lacked the kind of rhetorical fireworks that accompanied last year’s presidential debates, but offered candidates a chance to present themselves to a mostly undecided field of primary voters.

Republicans will meet May 18, also in Newark on NJTV.

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