Final: Sherrill plurality was 47,362 votes

The last time New Jersey’s 11th district flipped parties was in 1984, when Assembly Minority Leader Dean Gallo (R-Parsippany) unseated eleven-term Democratic Rep. Joseph Minish (D-West Orange) by 27,624, 56%-44%. 34 years later, Democrat Mikie Sherrill flipped it back by a slightly higher percentage, 57%-42%.  While Gallo won in a presidential election year by 27,624 votes, Sherrill’s mid-term plurality was 47,362, according to final 2018 election results released by the

Pascrell, Sires, Payne likely to get subcommittee chairs

Three New Jersey Democrats are expected to assume key subcommittee chairmanships when the 116th Congress convenes in January. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) is in line to be chairman of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) will likely become the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is appears poised to chair the House

New Jerseys 20 Living ex-Congressmen

Rush Holt is 70 today, the 11th oldest of the nineteen living former Congressmen from New Jersey. The oldest is Cornelius Gallagher, who celebrated his 97th birthday last March.  The Bayonne Democrat was first elected to Congress in 1958, making him the only living New Jerseyan to have served in the House while Dwight Eisenhower was still president.  Gallagher lost his bid for an eighth term in the 1972 primary.