GOP's Runyan hangs onto seat in NJ's 3rd District

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - November 6, 2012

The former lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles beat Democrat Shelley Adler in New Jersey's 3rd District, the most closely watched of the state's 12 congressional races decided Tuesday.

The 38-year-old first-term Republican was first elected in 2010 by defeating first-term U.S. Rep. John Adler, a Democrat.

Adler died last year at 51 from an infection of the tissue around his heart.

Shelley Adler is a former Cherry Hill Township councilwoman and a Harvard-educated lawyer.

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