Seventh District Toss Up

Democratic and Republican sources say that internal polling from both sides show the race for Congress in New Jersey’s seventh congressional district to be tightening. That confirms a Majority Watch independent poll that has GOP Congressman Michael Ferguson leading Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Stender by a 46%-43% margin — a statistical dead heat. Stender, who has raised $1.8 million and has won endorsements from the Star-Ledger, the New York Times, the Courier-News and the Hunterdon County Democrat, is also touting a new endorsement from actor Michael J. Fox. According, PoliticsNJ.com has moved this race — for at least the next 48 hours — into the Toss Up column, although the presence of Thomas H. Kean, Jr., who represents part of the district in the State Senate, could (ironically) be to Ferguson’s benefit.

Seventh District Toss Up