Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is the Republican Party’s choice to succeed Gov. Chris Christie in November.

Guadagno cruised to victory Tuesday night over her closest competitor, Jack Ciattarelli.

With many districts reporting 9:30 p.m., Guadagno was leading Ciattarelli by more than 20 points.

Guadagno will have an uphill battle against the Democrats’ Phil Murphy in a mostly Democratic state that has turned on the once-popular two-term Republican governor.

Guadagno and Ciattarelli both ran campaigns distancing themselves to some extent from Christie.

Christie, who avoided endorsing any candidate during the primary campaign, said Tuesday that he voted for his No. 2.

To see Democratic results, click here.

These are the numbers as of 11:30 p.m. Counties in bold reported 100 percent of their results Tuesday night. All numbers are unofficial.

County Ciattarelli Guadagno Rogers Rullo Singh
Atlantic 890 2,080 82 217 469
Bergen 5,571 11,482 803 558 1,696
Burlington 7,034 5,630 681 1,065 1,187
Camden 2,211 4,493 550 870 1,169
Cape May 1,150 3,408 200 559 389
Cumberland 536 1,381 189 278 231
Essex 2,927 1,984 969 242 665
Gloucester 2,351 2,331 844 687 611
Hudson 628 1,988 397 352 639
Hunterdon 4,613 3,433 490 479 1,044
Mercer 2,109 2,311 555 260 566
Middlesex 4,164 4,936 1,035 1,572 1,240
Monmouth 4,630 12,741 1,023 1,669 1,912
Morris 9,378 10,674 1,614 1,334 2,915
Ocean 5,917 17,966 1,069 2,098 2,885
Passaic 2,721 8,168 621 558 1,220
Salem 703 580 162 258 168
Somerset 7,871 3,547 524 775 1,054
Sussex 2,809 4,498 1,185 737 1,285
Union 3,540 3,345 445 360 837
Warren 1,384 2,129 347 402 653
Ciattarelli Guadagno Rogers Rullo Singh
Total 73,137 109,105 13,785 15,330 22,835
Percent 31.23% 46.59% 5.89% 6.55% 9.75%

 

GOP primary

Yellow = Ciattarelli wins
Red = Guadagno wins
Bolder colors indicate greater margins of victory

 

Adam Hochron and Lou Hochman contributed to this report.

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