New Jersey Redistricting: District 3 Crystal Ball

Census Bureau map of Brick Township, New Jersey
Brick, New Jersey via Wikipedia

Congressman Jon Runyon caught an important break when Cherry Hill, a large Democrat town, was removed from the 3rd District and Brick, a large Republican town, was added. This alone is such an improvement that it should be enough to keep Runyon congressman of that district after the 2012 election. The district also added a mix of Democrat and Republican towns in northern Burlington County. This should not have much of an impact because the addition of this region does not give either party much of an advantage. Southern Ocean County was lost to district 2, which does hurt Runyon, but it was more than offset by the loss of Cherry Hill and the addition of Brick.

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