Runyan declares New Jersey House victory

TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Jon Runyan, the former pro football lineman, has declared victory on Tuesday over Democrat John Adler in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, returning the post to the party that had long controlled it.

Earlier, Adler conceded the race saying he wants Runyan to succeed.

However, The Associated Press has not yet declared a winner in the race because official returns are not yet complete.

The race between Runyan and the first-term Democrat was heated.