With 18 days remaining before New Jersey residents will cast a vote for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and all 120 spots in the NJ Legislature on November 5, there is little doubt campaigning will heat up in the coming days on both sides of the aisle. Earlier this week, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark defeated Republican Steve Lonegan to complete the senate term of the late Frank Lautenberg. The voter turnout was a record low (27%). There is little doubt the turnout on November 5 will be higher and every vote will count, especially in the contested districts. The Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), responsible for monitoring elections in the state, released a report showing that the leadership committees for each party have approximately $1.5 million in their coffers to spend on the races. To date, approximately $7 million has been spent on legislative races. Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, November 5.