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Voter turnout light in N.J.

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reports that "Voter turnout in today's primary elections has been relatively light, and problem free, so far, according to elections officials across New Jersey."

"There's nothing to update. In 25 years that I've been doing this, I think this is the one of the slowest elections I've seen," one election official told the paper.

Polling has shown Republican former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, seen as the more moderate candidate, as the favorite over Bogota (Bergen County) Mayor Steve Lonegan, an orthodox conservative with an outside chance of upending Christie.

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine is facing just token opposition.

He will appear at an election night rally with Vice President Joe Biden tonight. Biden was in New York City yesterday raising money for the party and was spotted at the beach in posh Bay Head, N.J.

Republicans like their chances in the fall against Corzine, and see this seat as a top target.

Polls close tonight at 8.