New president? Yes. But House, casino expansion also on N.J. ballot

A bettor watches video screens at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford

A bettor watches video screens at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will capture most of the spotlight as the general election approaches, but in New Jersey, voters will also pick their 12-member congressional delegation and whether to gamble on approving casino expansion.

Tuesday’s primary set the slate for the Nov. 8 election when the state’s nearly 5.5 million registered voters will decide whether to keep their U.S. House delegation. The delegation is split evenly between six Democrats and six Republicans.

Analysts say incumbents have the edge in all but possibly two races.

Experts are also predicting that, if approved, a constitutional amendment to expand gambling to two sites in northern New Jersey could generate millions of dollars in advertising spending.

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