Late New Jer­sey con­gress­man Don­ald Payne Jr. to win pri­ma­ry with spe­cial elec­tion quick­ly fol­low­ing

Late New Jersey congressman Donald Payne Jr. to win primary with special election quickly following

The late New Jer­sey Demo­c­ra­t­ic Rep. Don­ald Payne Jr. will win the pri­ma­ry posthu­mous­ly in the 10th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict on Tues­day as the only Demo­c­rat on the ballot.State and par­ty offi­cials are already prepar­ing for a com­pet­i­tive spe­cial elec­tion to fill Payne’s seat lat­er this sum­mer. Payne, 65, died on April 24 from a “car­diac episode” fol­low­ing a heart attack ear­li­er that month and bat­tling a series of health trou­bles over recent years.Due to New Jersey’s fil­ing rules, the dead­line for the 2024 elec­tion has already passed, mean­ing no one will replace Payne in the reg­u­lar pri­ma­ry on Tuesday.He served six terms in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, enter­ing Con­gress after the death of his father, for­mer Rep. Don­ald Payne Sr., who was New Jersey’s first black rep­re­sen­ta­tive.
Fol­low­ing Payne’s posthu­mous win on Tues­day, the Demo­c­ra­t­ic com­mit­tee mem­bers of the 10th District’s areas in Essex, Union, and Hud­son coun­ties will meet to select their nom­i­nee to replace him on the reg­u­lar Novem­ber bal­lot.
With Payne’s vac …