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The Nation

Peter Shapiro, a 33-year-old county executive bidding to become New Jersey’s youngest governor, won the Democratic primary and will face popular Republican incumbent Thomas H. Kean in the November election. With 5,745 of 5,763 precincts reporting, or 99%, Shapiro had 99,803 votes, or 31%. Trailing Shapiro were state Sen. John Russo, who had 85,839 votes, or 27%, and Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson, 83,755 votes, or 26%. Kean ran unopposed in light voting across the state.


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