Update: Atlantic City mayor wants name off Senate ballot

    Update, 3:20 p.m Langford filed a petition this morning to have his name removed from the ballot, the Press of Atlantic City reports. Though Sept. 9 was the deadline for independent candidates to withdraw, Langford’s lawyer says allowing the late removal will help reduce confusion for voters at the poll.

    Original report Carl Lewis’ New Jersey Senate ballot appearance is up in the air once more, but that’s not the case for Lorenzo Langford.


    The Atlantic City mayor is still on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election, when he’ll run independent of the Democratic party’s support against incumbent Sen. Jim Whelan and Republican Assemblyman Vince Polistina.

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    Langford filed in June to run, and the Press of Atlantic City reports today his name will remain on the ballot barring a court order. Independent candidates wishing to withdraw from the election had to do so about a week ago.

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