GOP Chairman and Candidate for NJ Assembly Killed

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) -

A corrections officer was arrested Monday in a hit-and-run that killed a New Jersey legislative candidate and the Jersey City Republican Party chairman.

Chairman Russell Maffei and Marie Tauro were struck Sunday night while crossing a street outside a diner in North Bergen. Tauro planned to seek the GOP nomination for an Assembly seat. The two had just emerged from a meeting with other Republicans to plan a strategy for the June primaries.

Michael Hansen, 38, was arrested.