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Mikie Sherrill. Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

Early 2020 Cook ratings favor NJ Democrats

By Nikita Biryukov, December 12 2018 3:58 pm

The first wave of the Cook Political Report’s 2020 House race ratings was released Wednesday, and the news likely isn’t great for Republicans.

Cook rated the fifth and 11th congressional districts, where Rep. Josh Gottheimer and Mikie Sherrill won this year, as likely Democratic.

The outlook in the second and seventh congressional districts was slightly less favorable, but the non-partisan race rater still pegged those seats as leaning towards Rep.-elect Jeff Van Drew and Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski.

The third district, where Rep.-elect Andy Kim won this year, was the only one Cook pegged as a tossup.

Nationally, the ratings suggest Democrats will retain control of the House.

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