The New Jersey Globe is projecting that Democratic incumbents Eliana Pintor Marin and Shanique Speight have been re-elected to the New Jersey State Assembly in the 28th district.
They defeated Charles Hood and Jeannette Veras.
There is no district in New Jersey more Democratic than the 29th, where Republicans make up just 6% of the registered voters.
Pintor Marin has emerged as one of the state’s leading legislators after becoming the Assembly Budget Committee chair in 2018 and co-chairing the Legislative Select Committee that investigated the hiring of Al Alvarez. She was elected in 2013.
Speight, elected in 2017, comes from Newark’s Central Ward, the home of U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker.