115th Congress: Reps Lance and Gottheimer Most Bipartisan Delegation Members, Rep. Watson Coleman Least Bipartisan

The Lugar Center, led by former senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University named Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) the most bipartisan member of New Jersey’s delegation to the last Congress, and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-5) the most bipartisan Democratic freshman based on their newly released Bipartisan Index for 2018.

Among the entire House of Representatives, Lance ranked 8th and Gottheimer 10th.

Lance and Gottheimer were both members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Gottheimer serving as a co-chair.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) was ranked as the most partisan member of the state’s delegation while Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) was ranked as the most partisan among the delegation’s five Republican members. 

New Jersey Delegation’s Bipartisanship Ranking for the 115th Congress:

Lance (R-7): #8 (lost re-election bid)
Gottheimer (D-5): #10
LoBiondo (R-2): #14 (did not seek re-election)
MacArthur (R-3): #15 (lost re-election bid)
Smith (R-4): #20
Pascrell (D-9): #126
Norcross (D-1): #148
Frelinghuysen (R-11): #246 (did not seek re-election)
Sires (D-8): #257
Payne (D-10): #351
Pallone (D-6): #395
Watson Coleman (D-12): #405

The full list of rankings is available here.