By Matt Rooney
If you needed proof that NJ-11 remains a close contest?
Look at the parade of highest-level surrogates who’ve come to the district in recent weeks (including Mike Pence, Paul Ryan and Kellyanne Conway). There’s also that upcoming Trump fundraiser on October 25th.
And this from earlier today:
Jay Webber of New Jersey, running for Congress, is doing a great job against a person who is looking to raise Taxes substantially. Jay wants big Tax Cuts and Changes. A Harvard graduate and father of seven, Jay will be great for New Jersey and get the job done-and I will help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2018
Webber’s opponent, Democrat Mikie Sherrill, has narrowly led in most public polling (inside of the margin of error) but appears to have stalled down the homestretch, convincing national Republican leaders that the wealthy Northern New Jersey seat is a good retention prospect. Retiring Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen carried this district (as did Trump) in 2016.