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Democrats retain control of NJ Legislature

Local News | Nov 06, 2013

Democrats retain control of NJ Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats retained control of both houses of the New Jersey Legislature in Tuesday’s election.

With a handful of races too close to call, Republicans stood to make small gains.

But the minority party could not gain control of either the Senate or Assembly, despite Republican Chris Christie’s 20-plus point win over Democrat Barbara Buono.

Voters re-elected Democrats to 22 seats in the Senate and returned 16 Republicans. Two seats remain undecided.

Both of those — in Districts 14 and 38 — are held by Democrats.

In the Assembly, 44 Democrats and 30 Republicans were re-elected.

Four of the six undecided seats are held by Democrats.

The Legislature has scheduled reorganization meetings for Thursday.