ORADELL - Less than two hours before polls close in New Jersey, Republican state Senate candidate Fernando Alonso sees a potential GOP surge in his competitive Legislative District 38 race.
"We're hearing that there is heavy turnout in Paramus and River Edge, and that may be good for us," said Alonso, whose LD 38 challenge against Democratic incumbent state Sen. Bob Gordon has drawn statewide focus, including from Gov. Chris Christie. The governor has targeted the district as one where a possible shift to Republican control would help the GOP retake the state Senate.
In last month's special U.S. Senate election, former Newark mayor and now U.S. Sen. Cory Booker won River Edge, but Republican challenger Steve Lonegan, of Bogota, triumphed in Paramus.
In today's election, Alonso looked to the top of his ticket when assessing his chances of defeating Gordon.
"If people come out for Christie and want to help him change New Jersey, I'll win," Alonso said. "We're going to find out pretty soon. I've done everything I can."
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