April 12, 2010

THE OTHER NORTHEASTERN PARTY:

Virginia, N.J. Turnout Could Be a Big Problem for Democrats (Stuart Rothenberg, 4/12/10, Roll Call)

Democratic problems in both Virginia and New Jersey, where Republicans won governorships in November, could well be repeated in congressional contests this year, in part because neither state has a statewide race on the ballot in November.

Republican strategists are bubbling with optimism about their chances of knocking off freshman Rep. John Adler (D) in New Jersey’s 3rd district, a south-central district that stretches from just north of Camden east to the Atlantic Ocean. [...]

The district is fundamentally competitive. George W. Bush carried it 51 percent to 48 percent in 2004, while Barack Obama carried it 52 percent to 47 percent in 2008. In last year’s gubernatorial race, Republican sources say, Chris Christie beat Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine by 17 points, 56 percent to 39 percent).

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 12, 2010 1:36 PM
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