The nomination now goes before the Republican Party’s full county committee, according to the report.
MacArthur, the mayor of Randolph Township in Morris
County, is seeking the nomination for the seat currently held by Jon Runyan, who
served two terms in Congress and is retiring this year.
Numerous Republicans are pursuing the nomination, including former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, who lost to Cory Booker in last year’s special election for the U.S. Senate, and State Sen. Christopher Connors.
The Third Congressional District is made up of parts of Ocean and Burlington counties, including Moorestown.
The primary takes place June 3.