NJ Incumbents Win The Day In Congressional Races [AUDIO]
The incumbents won the day Tuesday in New Jersey’s Congressional races, winning 11 of the 12 seats in the delegation.
Democratic incumbents recaptured the 1st, 6th, 8th 9th and 12th districts. Republican incumbent Congressmen will return to Washington from the state in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 11th.
New Jersey Political analyst Ingrid Reed says she thinks the real test in analyzing these results in looking at any of the districts where the incumbent has been serving for a long time is, what was the challenger doing? What kind of support did the challenger have from the party? How much money did they have in making their challenge?
In the 9th district, veteran Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell fended off a challenge from a Republican Rabbi, despite a million dollars in PAC money for the GOP candidate. Democratic Freshman Donald Payne Jr. won his late father’s seat in the 10th district.
A lot is at stake as New Jersey’s Congressional delegation prepares once again to make an appeal for federal beach replenishment and storm restoration money following hurricane Sandy.