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The race is on for Payne's seat: Baraka doesn't want it, and Murphy must decide about a special election

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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As New Jersey and the nation mourn the passing of Donald M. Payne, Jr., a six-term congressman from Newark who died on Wednesday at age 65, Democrats are already having discussions about who might replace him in New Jersey’s 10th district, one of the bluest congressional seats in the U.S. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka could likely have the seat if he wants it, but he doesn’t, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed. Baraka is an announced candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor next year and doesn’t want to run...

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