New Jersey Redistricting: District 4 Crystal Ball

Representative Chris Smith
Chris Smith via Wikipedia

Chris Smith’s 4th District lost all of it’s towns in northern Burlington County, but it is hard to say if this much of a plus or minus, since when taken together the towns really do not clearly favor one party or another. The district shed the two declining towns of East Windsor and Hightstown, which should make Republicans happy since they are solidly Democrat towns. Also, the district lost the part of Trenton that had belonged to it. Another reason for cheer. In Monmouth County, the district picked up GOP-friendly towns like Manalapan, Englishtown, the rest of Freehold Township which had been in Rush Holt’s 12th District, Holmdel, Fair Haven, Rumson, Little Silver and Shrewsbury. A few battleground municipalities like Tinton Falls, Eatontown, Belmar and Ocean were added as well. And finally, even a few Democrat towns were tacked on for good measure, including Red Bank, Neptune and Lake Como,

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