CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County Republicans will run incumbents Kristine Gabor and Will Morey in the November freeholder election.

County Republican Party Chairman Mike Donohue said no other candidates filed letters of intent with the party to seek the nominations. Donohue said Sheriff Gary Schaffer also is running for the party’s nod without any competition in the June primary.

Donohue said letters of intent to run were submitted prior to the party’s convention, set for tonight beginning 6 p.m. at the Avalon Community Hall in Avalon.

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Morey, Gabor, Schaffer and U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, are expected to be chosen by a large margin of Republican committee members.

The major race is for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Cory Booker. Donohue said the organization is holding an “open primary” among four candidates who have filed for the slot on the ticket. They include Murray Sabrin, Robert Turkavage, Rich Pezzullo, and Brian Goldberg.

The Democrats, meanwhile, have not picked any candidates yet, according to county Democratic Party Chairman Jim Pickering.

“We don’t have our convention until later in the month. We are always looking for exciting, qualified candidates,” Pickering said.

The races could also include independents, but they file later.

Gabor and Morey are seeking their second three-year terms on the board. Schaffer is seeking his third term.

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