New Jersey’s GOP Drought

New Jersey has gone longer than any other state without a Republican winning a statewide election; the last GOP candidate to carry New Jersey was Christine Todd Whitman in 1997. Since that election, each of the 49 other states have elected at least one Republican statewide. If this statistic were to be limited to only races for Governor and the United States Senate, New Jersey would rank 47th — behind Delaware (1994), Washington (1994) and West Virginia (1996). New Jersey Democrats have not lost a race for the United States Senate since 1972, when Clifford Case defeated Paul Krebs. Only two states have a better Democratic streak: Hawaii, which has not sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate since Hiram Fong won re-election in 1970, and West Virginia, where William Chapman Revercomb won in 1952.

New Jersey’s GOP Drought