House candidate Mikie Sherrill isn’t taking election day as an excuse to stop campaigning.
Sherrill’s strategy in the final day largely mirrors efforts she’s taken over the last year of her campaign, though with efforts looking a tad more focused.
After stopping by her campaign offices in Fairfield and Morristown, where staff are manning the phones in an effort to turn out votes for their candidate, Sherrill dropped by a canvass lunch held in a tightly-packed basement of a suburban Montclair home.
But those stops wouldn’t be her last. Sherrill will travel to area train stations to pull votes from disembarking commuters.
“Still campaigning to the bitter end,” She said.
While she said she felt good about how the day was progressing, that feeling is nothing new, but she was uncharacteristically willing to discuss the general election.
“I’m always a planner, but I’m also superstitious. So, this is not done ’till it’s done, and we will see what the results are at the end of the day,” Sherrill said. “But, I’ve been thinking – as a candidate you have to do a lot of different things at the same time, so I’ve certainly had an eye on the general, really from the start. I thought it would be against Frelinghuysen, so we changed tacks there.”
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen announced a somewhat unexpected retirement earlier this year, opening the field in the 11th district to a stable of Republican and Democratic candidates.
On the Republican side, Assemblyman Jay Webber appears the front-runner to take the nomination, while the same is true for Sherrill on the Democratic side.
Who that favors remains to be seen.
“If Webber comes out of this primary, I think we’re going to have to work even harder because he certainly has not been voting in a way in the assembly that’s going to meet the needs of the people here in the district,” Sherril said. “I think he’s very regressive in his voting record. I don’t think it’s the way we move North Jersey forward.”