Environmentalists ran a victory lap Wednesday as green candidates scored decisive victories in some Assembly districts and others staged upsets.
..."What we saw was a record number seeking our endorsement, a record number getting our endorsement and a record number winning," Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, said in an interview on Wednesday. "We had a record night last night." ...
In District 2, the group spent $20,000 to help re-elect Republican Chris Brown and Democrat Vincent Mazzeo, both of whom score well environmentally but waged a fierce battle against each other for their respective party's control of the district.
"When you have people in Atlantic County coming out for the environment, you know that tides are turning," Potosnak said.
In all, 23 of the league's 25 endorsed candidates won Tuesday night, counting Democrat Andrew Zwicker, a physicist and long-time clean energy advocate whose close race in the 16th District appears to be turning in his favor but is too close to call.
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