District 3 Race Called, Andy Kim to Replace Tom MacArthur in Next Congress

While there are still some races in last week’s midterm elections that have yet to be decided, the suspense over New Jersey’s remaining race finally lifted Wednesday afternoon when Democrat challenger Andy Kim was declared the winner over two-term Republican incumbent Tom MacArthur in the 3rd Congressional District.

The race was considered a toss-up, though President Trump carried the district by six points in 2016. Kim had 49.9 percent of the vote to MacArthur's 48.8 percent when The Associated Press called the race Wednesday afternoon.

There will only be one Republican member of the New Jersey delegation when the 216th Congress convenes on January 3. The last time the state voted to send eleven Democrats and one Republican to the U.S. House was 1912, the year New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, himself a Democrat, was elected president.