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Pharma exec Bob Hugin wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Jersey

June 6, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Bob Hugin, a millionaire former pharmaceutical CEO, won Tuesday’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate in New Jersey Tuesday, giving what party leaders believe is a fighting chance in a deep blue state.

Hugin, who was head of drugmaker Celgene, will face incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in what is expected to a particularly brutish general-election campaign. Already, the challenger has taken aim at the incumbent’s federal corruption trial last year, airing a flood of TV ads calling Menendez a “disgrace.”

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