Chris Christie’s Jersey Coattails… or lack thereof

PolitickerNJ has a piece looking at “The Christie Scorecard” and how the Governor fared in races he campaigned for around the country.  But I was more interested in what ConservativeJersey noted regarding Republican lack of success in races across New Jersey:

  • Incumbent Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez cruised to an easy victory over Republican (and close friend of the Governor) Joe Kyrillos.
  • Bergen County Freeholder Board – Democrats sweep two Freeholder seats, Republicans lose control.
  • Cumberland County Freeholder Board – Democrats sweep two Freeholder seats, Republicans lose control.
  • Passaic County Freeholder Board – Democrats sweep 3 Freeholder seats defeating 3 incumbent Republicans who ran and won on Christie’s coattails in 2009, Board is now 7-0 Democrats.
  • Burlington County Freeholder Board – Democrats sweep 2 Freeholder seats leaving Republicans with a 3-2 majority.
  • Atlantic County Freeholder Board – Democrat defeats incumbent At large Republican Freeholder.
  • Somerset County Freeholder Board – Election of two Freeholders is too close to call between the Democrat and Republican candidates.  

    There were 2 Special Elections for Assembly seats:

  • In the 4th District, the Democrat won handily.  
  • In the 16th District, the race is still too close to call.  

  • Add that to the fact that last year he lost his targeted races in the 2nd, 7th and 38th Legislative Districts and failing to pick up a single Assembly seat. And don’t forget losing the Senate special election in the 14th the year before.

    This Election once again makes clear that in New Jersey, Chris Christie’s popularity extends to… Chris Christie.  He continues to be all coat, no tails.

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