Cook Political Report Upgrades House Ratings in NJ Districts 2 and 11 to ‘Toss Up’ and ‘Solid D’
Announcement Reflects Strength of Kennedy & Sherrill Campaigns, Continued Democratic Advantage in NJ
TRENTON, NJ — The Cook Political Report announced its new ratings for races for the House of Representatives across the country today, including upgrades for Democratic candidates in both the 2nd and 11th Congressional Districts here in New Jersey. 2nd District challenger Amy Kennedy’s race was upgraded from ‘Lean R’ to ‘Toss Up’ in the new ratings, while 11th District U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill’s election was changed from ‘Likely D’ to ‘Solid D.’ Both rating changes reflect the strengths of the Kennedy and Sherrill campaigns, which both feature dynamic female candidates who have forged strong connections with their districts, as well as the continued growth of the Democratic Party’s advantages across the state that have accelerated during Governor Phil Murphy’s term in office.
“Our entire party is working around the clock to help both Amy Kennedy and Mikie Sherrill be victorious this November along with Senator Booker, frontline Democratic candidates like Andy Kim, Tom Malinowski and Stephanie Schmid, the rest of our outstanding Congressional delegation and Democratic candidates up and down the ballot,” said NJDSC Chairman John Currie. “It’s clear that the work we have done to build our party in recent years under the leadership of Governor Murphy is paying off, with Democrats now holding a 1 million voter registration advantage over Republicans and our party continuing to push into new territory. We will continue working to expand our base and collaborate with exceptional candidates like Amy Kennedy, Mikie Sherrill and our entire 2020 Democratic ticket.”