FiveThirtyEight
Geoffrey Skelley

It looks like we can just about close the book on New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. As the Garden State’s vote count continued over the past couple of weeks, Republican Tom Kean Jr. had been gaining on Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski, which cast some lingering uncertainty over the race despite the fact that ABC News had projected Malinowski as the winner. However, Kean now trails by 1.2 percentage points and appears to have run out of rope in terms of what’s left to count. Accordingly, both The New York Times and Decision Desk HQ projected the race for Malinowski yesterday. (The Times had actually “unprojected” the contest earlier because it seemed Kean might catch Malinowski.)


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