the staff of the Ridgewood blog
MOUNTAINSIDE NJ, Following Wednesday night’s debate on NJTV where Marine Corps veteran and job creator Bob Hugin decisively showed the people of New Jersey that he is the best choice in this election, The Cook Political Report moved the New Jersey Senate race from “Lean Democrat” to “Toss Up.”
“The momentum in this campaign grows stronger every day because the people of New Jersey know we deserve better,” said Bob Hugin. “After 25 years of Washington failing to deliver for New Jersey, it’s time for our state to have an independent leader who will put people above party and politics. That’s the kind of Senator I will be — a Senator who brings Democrats and Republicans together to solve problems. Together, we can make healthcare more affordable for all Americans, fix our immigration system, improve our infrastructure, and raise the cap on state and local tax deductions that’s unfairly hurting New Jersey. The people of New Jersey deserve an independent leader in the United States Senate fighting for them and I will be that leader.”
“Together, we are on the verge of making history. As the people of New Jersey continue to learn more about the important choice they will make on Election Day, we are confident we will be successful,” said Hugin Campaign Manager Stacy Schuster.
“There is an addition to the Toss Up column as the race in New Jersey moves there from the Lean Democratic column. The contest isn’t about anything else but Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his ethics problems…” (The Cook Political Report, Senate: 11 Days Out; NJ Moves to Toss Up, October 26, 2018)
“The Senate Majority PAC, the Democrats’ Senate super PAC, has now invested nearly $6.5 million in the race, including a $3 million advertising buy this week. This investment levels the playing field somewhat, but Hugin still holds a very definitive advantage on television.” (The Cook Political Report, Senate: 11 Days Out; NJ Moves to Toss Up, October 26, 2018)