New Jersey hasn't sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate in more than three decades. In a News 12 debate between the Republican candidates Wednesday night, the two in the running had a hard time distinguishing themselves from each other.
Steve Lonegan and Alieta Eck both said they’re against mass surveillance by the NSA. Each said border security was the top priority in the immigration debate and that they would work to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie has not endorsed either of the candidates. He’s said he'll wait for GOP voters to choose their nominee on August 13th.