37th District contest: Former Democratic running mates face off in online forum

Assembly members Valerie Vanieri Huttle and Gordon Johnson are competing to replace Sen. Loretta Weinberg

They spent 10 years as running mates. Now, two state Democratic legislators are battling for the same seat in Bergen County. Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Gordon Johnson are fighting to replace retiring Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg.

The contest puts the spotlight on what it means to run with party backing in New Jersey and what it means to run without. The two went head-to-head Sunday night in an online forum. We take a look at the state of the race the morning after.

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