Due to a conflict of interest, The Inquirer won't be making a recommendation in next week's primaries for New Jersey's First Congressional District, which covers parts of Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties. But there are qualified contenders to replace Rep. Rob Andrews (D., N.J.), who resigned.

Seeking the Democratic nomination are former Marine intelligence officer Frank C. Broomell Jr.; Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor; and State Sen. Donald Norcross, the brother of Inquirer co-owner George Norcross. (The Democrats are all running in a concurrent special primary, which will allow the winner to be sworn in early; none of the Republican candidates are competing in the special primary.)

Seeking the GOP nomination are Lee Lucas, a commercial food equipment repairman; radio host and former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb; real estate agent Gerard McManus; and Claire Gustafson, president of a children's clothing company.