New Jersey 11

Latest on the race:January 29, 2018

January 29, 2018Frelinghuysen Retires, NJ-11 Stays in Toss Up

Bloomberg: This New Jersey House Race Is Scary for the GOP

Cook Political Report: House: Ratings Changes in Seven Districts as GOP Majority in Peril
"Frelinghuysen has waited 22 years to chair the House Appropriations Committee, but now that he's there, he finds himself in the toughest race of his career. His once-safe Republican Morris County seat, dominated by suburban professionals, is rapidly moving away from the GOP: it voted for Trump by less than a point in 2016 and was the only GOP-held seat in North Jersey to vote for Democrat Phil Murphy for governor in 2017."

Tax Plan Burdens Blue-State Republicans and Their Districts

Political Winds Leave New Jersey Lawmaker Caught Between Party and Home


New Jersey’s 11th congressional district stretches from Montclair, NJ west through suburbs like Morristown and Livingston and into Sussex County with more rural towns like Sparta.

The average income is $93,000, one of the highest in the nation. The population is over 80% white, and approximately 7% each Latino and Asian and 4% African-American.



The incumbent is Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican, who has held the seat since 1994.

His congressional website is:

His campaign website is:

Martin Hewitt is challenging Frelinghuysen in the Republican primary



Mikie Sherrill:

John Bartlett:

Tamara Harris:



Learn about eligibility and registration at the NJ State Division of Elections.

Their voter information line is 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)

New Jersey offers both absentee and early, in person voting.

Primary Day is Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

The deadline to register to vote in the primary is 21 days prior, or Tuesday, May 15th.

In New Jersey, independent or unaffiliated voters may choose to vote either in the Democratic or in the Republican primary when they check in at the polls.

Election Day for the general election is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018


Frelinghuysen won re-election by 19% points in 2016. That was his narrowest margin in years.

President Trump won the district by 1%. Mitt Romney won the district in 2012 by 5%. John McCain won it by 9% in 2008. More at Ballotpedia.

The Cook Political Report rates it as a Republican +3, and rates the race “Lean Republican”



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Morristown National Historic Park

Eagle Rock Reservation

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge