The county nominating conventions are nearly complete and the order of each primary ballot set. Now the front-runners are under attack.
The candidates who earn a county organization's endorsement, with a few exceptions, get the coveted "county line" — appearing on the ballot along with other endorsed candidates. It has traditionally been a key to victory for candidates seeking to make it to the general election.
DEMOCRATS: Paul Binetti, Bill Brennan, Monica Brinson, Jim Johnson, Ray Lesniak, Phil Murphy, Titus Pierce, John Wisniewski, Mark Zinna.
REPUBLICANS: Jack Ciattarelli, Kim Guadagno, Steven Rogers, Joseph Rullo, Hirsh Singh
INDEPENDENTS (no primary): Seth Kaper-Dale, Gina Genovese Jon Lancelot, Mike Price, Peter Rohrman (an article last week incorrectly listed his running mate for lieutenant governor, Karese Laguerre), Vincent Ross.