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Incumbent Democrats in New Jersey trounced progressive challengers across House primaries Tuesday, two weeks after liberals appeared likely to have scored key victories in still undecided races in neighboring New York.

Lawmakers in all primaries were either leading their challengers by substantial margins or outright clinched the Democratic nomination in their races Tuesday night despite a surge in mailed-in ballots that will continue to be accepted until next week.

The easy wins marked a contrast to New York, where progressive Jamaal Bowman was leading Rep. Eliot Engel Eliot Lance EngelNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Trump's WHO decision raises bipartisan concerns in House On The Trail: Trump, coronavirus fuel unprecedented voter enthusiasm MORE (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, by 25 points in an election that is still to be called. Meanwhile, Rep. Carolyn Maloney Carolyn Bosher MaloneyNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Nurses union warns of shortage in protective gear amid new coronavirus surge Media, entertainment groups press Congress to provide pandemic risk insurance MORE (D), chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, was running neck-and-neck with Democratic challenge Suraj Patel.

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By contrast, no challenger got close in New Jersey.

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