Democrats appear to have held onto a 25-15 majority in the state senate.
State Senator Sam Thompson (D-30), who retired this year, gave up a Democratic seat, but former Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-3) made up that loss with his win over Republican state Senator Ed Durr (R-3).
Senate President Nick Scutari (D-22) probably isn’t overjoyed that South Jersey Democrats are resurgent behind wins by Burzichelli and Paul Moriarty (D-4).
But the senate president tonight certainly rattled off any Republican threat to his upper house party majority.
Speaker Craig Coughlin looks similarly situated, even picking up seats in LD-3 and LD-11, to pad his majority.
The Democrats’ assembly majority was 46-34.
After tonight, in January, it will stand at 51-29.
All in all, a dominant night for New Jersey Democrats.