Democrat Tom Malinowski continued his party's dominance in New Jersey on Tuesday, defeating Republican five-time incumbent Leonard Lance for the House of Representatives District 7 seat in New Jersey, according to news projections.
The Washington Post and The Associated Press called the race at 11:30 p.m. Malinowski had 136,993, or 50.3 percent, to 48.2 percent for Lance, who had 131,149 with 96 percent of the precincts reporting.
Heading into the election, Politico rated the race as a "toss-up." The district went from a seat Mitt Romney won by 6 points in 2012, to a 1-point Hillary Clinton district in 2016, accoridng to Politico. Indeed, CNN rated the contest as one of the top ones to watch as Democrats seek control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 8 years.