UPDATE: Corfield awaiting absentee ballot results

In the closely watched LD 16 contest, Assemblywoman Donna Simon (R-16) leads Democratic challenger Marie Corfield by 712 votes.

That’s without absentee ballots.

Asked if Corfield is still refusing to concede, Somerset County Vice Chairman Zenon Christodoulou said, “yes, for good reason, we think. Democrats did very well in her Somerset towns.”

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie