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New Jersey Globe: Democrats Increase Registration in Key House Districts

Eleven of the twelve New Jersey Congressional Districts, including NJ-02, significantly increase share of Democrats

Democratic registration across the Garden State is surging.

According to the New Jersey Globe, New Jersey’s most “closely-watched” districts have become more Democratic since 2018.

Between grassroots energy and Trump’s unpopularity across the state, particularly in suburban districts, Republican candidates who have embraced Trump and his harmful policy must be nervous – not to mention brand new Republican Rep. Jefferson Van Drew.


Democrats increase registration edge in key House districts
Only solidly GOP district is NJ-4, where Chris Smith is seeking a 21st term in Congress
By David Wildstein, February 10 2020

Most of New Jersey’s most closely-watched congressional districts have become more Democratic since Election Day 2018.

In the 3rd district, where Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton) is seeking re-election to a second term, Democrats have increased their vote registration advantage from +10,842 to +12,178.

The 7th district had 6,709 more Republicans than Democrats in November 2018 when Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) ousted a five-term GOP congressman.  Now the Republican registration edge has dropped to +1,420.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) was a Democrat when he flipped the 2nd district House seat at a time when there were 16,896 more Democrats than Republicans. Democratic registration edge has dropped by 325 to +16,571 at a time when Van Drew has switched parties and is seeking a second term as a Republican.

In the 11th district, where Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) flipped a House seat two years ago after 34 years of a GOP congressman, the district has 1,235 more Republicans than Democrats.  On Election Day 2018, the Republican edge was +6,159.

When Rep. Josh Gottheimer unseated a seven-term incumbent in 2016, the 5th district had 2,370 more Republicans than Democrats.  By 2018, the district flipped to a Democratic voter registration advantage of +3,680.  Now there are 6,608 more Democrats than Republicans – a swing of +8,978 for the Democrats.

Just one of New Jersey’s twelve congressional districts has become significantly more Republican, where Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Hamilton) is seeking re-election to a 21st term in Congress.

The 4th had 18,367 more Republicans than Democrats in 2018; now the GOP registration advantage has spiked to +22,164.


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