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Mikie Sherrill. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Republican registration edge down to 462 in CD11

Democrats will outnumber GOP next month if pace holds

By Nikita Biryukov, March 03 2020 12:17 pm

Democrats have nearly bridged Republicans’ voter registration edge in the 11th congressional district.

The GOP’s registration lead there fell to just 462 in February, according to statistics released by the New Jersey secretary of state.

The district has added 780 Democrats last month, while Republican registration fell by 133.

The number of unaffiliateds, who still account for the largest share of voters, rose by 325 in February.

The trend could help Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) secure a second term in a district Donald Trump carried in 2016.

When she defeated Assemblyman Jay Webber in 2018, there were 6,159 more Republicans in the 11th than there were Democrats.

At the time the current map was drawn after the 2010 census, the 11th had 24,176 more Republicans than Democrats.

Sherrill will likely face former U.S. Senate staffer Rosemary Becchi at the polls in November.

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