TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters will elect a new Legislature that’s unlikely to change much unless Gov. Chris Christie’s big lead in the governor’s race helps Republicans lower on the ballot.
Legislative districts favor incumbents of both parties, but Christie’s 20-plus point lead over Democrat Barbara Buono in Tuesday’s election has fellow Democrats more anxious than usual.
Democrats control the Senate 24-16 and the Assembly 48-32. All 120 seats are up for grabs.
Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, is making a last-minute push on behalf of three Republicans running for state Senate in Middlesex, Mercer, Bergen and Passaic counties.
The governor has produced a television commercial for Peter Inverso, running against incumbent Linda Greenstein in the always competitive 14th District.
He has also poured resources into David Stahl in the 18th District and Fernando Alonso in District 38.
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