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Election Day in Jersey City

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- It's Election Day in New Jersey's second-largest city.

Jersey City residents are casting ballots to elect a mayor and nine City Council members.

Mayor Jerramiah Healy is seeking a third full term against City Councilman Steven Fulop and two other challengers: Jerry Walker and Abdul Malik.

Healy has been mayor since 2004 and the 62-year-old is a longtime Hudson County political and legal figure.

Fulop has been on the city council since 2005. The 36-year-old former Marine is a Goldman Sachs employee.

The race mirrors the changing face of Jersey City. The city of 350,000 across the Hudson River from Manhattan has long been dominated by the working class and immigrants. But groups of young professionals have rapidly gentrified the waterfront and downtown

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