New Jersey results for every midterm race
Democrats have already scored some big wins in New Jersey in the Trump era, with Gov. Phil Murphy taking back the governor’s mansion from outgoing Gov. Chris Christie in 2017. Now, in the 2018 midterms, the Garden State will be critical to Democratic hopes of winning the House.
The party continued its wins Tuesday night. Sen. Bob Menendez won re-election and Democrat Mikie Sherrill beat out Republican Jay Webber in an open race for Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat.
Three other Republican-held House districts look up for grabs: the Second District, an open seat after Rep. Frank LoBiondo announced he would retire, which is a battle between Democrat Jeff Van Drew and Republican Seth Grossman; the Third, where Rep. Tom MacArthur is facing Obama administration veteran Andy Kim; and the Seventh, where moderate Rep. Leonard Lance is trying to hold on against Democrat Tom Malinowski.
Election forecasters rate all of those races as either toss-ups or Lean Republican. MacArthur took a very prominent, very unpopular stand in favor of Obamacare repeal last year. Lance voted against both the Republican health care and tax bills, but he still finds himself in danger in a blue state in a year of Democratic enthusiasm.
Not a single seat of the Democratic-controlled state legislature is on the ballot this year.
President Trump is very unpopular here, with Morning Consult finding a near 60 percent disapproval rating.
New Jersey US Senate
|OTH||Natalie Rivera (For The People Party)||17,913||1%|
|OTH||Tricia Flanagan (New Day NJ Party)||14,982||1%|
|OTH||Kevin Kimple (Make It Simple Party)||8,523||0%|
|OTH||Hank Schroeder (Economic Growth Party)||8,180||0%|
New Jersey US House 1
|OTH||Paul Hamlin (We Deserve Better Party)||1,830||1%|
|OTH||Mohammad Kabir (Your Voice Heard Party)||804||0%|
New Jersey US House 2
|DEM||Jeff Van Drew||124,167||52%|
|OTH||Steven Fenichel (Time for Truth Party)||1,023||0%|
|OTH||Anthony Sanchez (Cannot Be Bought Party)||963||0%|
|OTH||William Benfer (Unaffiliated Party)||805||0%|
New Jersey US House 3
|OTH||Lawrence Berlinski (Constitution Party)||3,845||1%|
New Jersey US House 4
|OTH||Ed Stackhouse (Ed the Barber Party)||1,035||0%|
|OTH||Brian Reynolds (Check This Column Party)||836||0%|
|OTH||Felicia Stoler (The Inclusion Candidate Party)||817||0%|
|OTH||Allen Yusufov (Time for Change Party)||360||0%|
New Jersey US House 5
|OTH||Wendy Goetz (Trade Health Environment Party)||1,660||1%|
New Jersey US House 6
|DEM||Frank Pallone, Jr.||128,260||63%|
New Jersey US House 7
|OTH||Greg Mele (Freedom Responsibility Action Party)||2,241||1%|
New Jersey US House 8
|OTH||Mahmoud Mahmoud (New Way Forward Party)||3,507||2%|
New Jersey US House 9
|DEM||Bill Pascrell, Jr.||124,290||70%|
New Jersey US House 10
|DEM||Donald Payne, Jr.||167,147||87%|
|OTH||Cynthia Johnson (C4C 2018 Party)||2,010||1%|
|OTH||Joanne Miller (Never Give Up Party)||1,942||1%|
New Jersey US House 11
|OTH||Robert Crook (Honesty Integrity Compassion Party)||4,657||2%|
New Jersey US House 12
|DEM||Bonnie Watson Coleman||163,343||69%|