Trenton Voters Ready for Mayoral Runoff Election

Voters in New Jersey's capital city are heading back to the polls for a runoff election to choose a mayor.

Paul Perez and Eric Jackson were the top two vote-getters from a field of six candidates in last month's nonpartisan Trenton mayoral election. But since neither captured more than half the vote, they are on the ballot again in Tuesday's runoff election in the city of 84,000.

Jackson had the most votes in the initial election. Both candidates have been rolling out endorsements from local and state leaders. Jackson has received the backing of many top Democrats.

Both men pledge to run a clean city government. The last person elected to the post is Tony Mack, who was convicted of corruption and is expected to report to federal prison soon.

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