MacArthur Race Still Too Close to Call, Kim Declares Victory but MacArthur Doesn’t Concede

While the 3rd District Democrat challenger to two-term incumbent Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) declared victory last night, MacArthur has yet to concede, and the race is still too close to call Thursday morning.

Political newcomer Andy Kim trailed MacArthur by 2,315 votes Wednesday morning, but his total rocketed up after election officials completed a count of 6,000 of the uncounted record-high 25,454 mail-in ballots received in Burlington County. By late Wednesday afternoon, he was leading the Republican incumbent by a 2,622-vote margin.

No winner was declared because an undetermined number of provisional ballots from both Burlington and neighboring Ocean County were still uncounted. It may be next week before a final vote count is available.

A two-term incumbent, MacArthur won re-election two years ago with 60 percent of the vote, a 20 percent margin over his Democrat challenger.

MacArthur serves on the House Financial Services Committee and has been a credit union supporter.