MORRISTOWN, N.J. — It’s hardly a bad way for any candidate to end a week.
Vice President Mike Pence spent a considerable amount of time in North Jersey on Friday afternoon, headlining a 1:00 p.m. fundraiser for NJ-11 GOP nominee Jay Webber before doing a little retail campaigning with Webber at a popular nearby Florham Park eatery.
Webber, arguably the most conservative member of the New Jersey General Assembly, is facing off against Democrat Mikie Sherrill this fall in a wealthy, lean-Republican suburban New York City district that is nevertheless considered ripe for a Democrat win this year given ominous local and midterm trends, a weakened regional party, the SALT deduction flap, and a vacancy (the retirement of Rodney Frelinghuysen).
The only public polling results published to date showed a statistical dead heat, with Sherrill leading narrowly inside the margin of error but with a significant number of undecided voters.
Both Pence and Webber tweeted images from the campaign trail:
President @realDonaldTrump is all in. I am all in. And, when the people of New Jersey go all in, the Garden State will send @JayWebberNJ to Congress to help us Make America Great Again! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Nnap3e97V1
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 10, 2018
Thank you @mike_pence for joining us in Morristown! Our campaign is hopeful and optimistic about the future of our great nation. We're focused on creating jobs, lowering taxes, and increasing opportunity, and look forward to working with anyone who shares that vision! #NJ11 https://t.co/JpONCeJXIH
— Jay Webber (@JayWebberNJ) August 10, 2018
Great campaigning with @JayWebberNJ, the next congressman from #NJ11! We stopped by Florham Park Diner to visit with the hardworking staff and patrons. Thanks for your hospitality! VOTE for Jay Webber in November! pic.twitter.com/OMkpTkq5Bt
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) August 10, 2018