The New York Times has a good story today on New Jersey surpassing Massachusetts as the most liberal state in America.
Just like Massachusetts, New Jersey hasn’t elected a Republican to the United States Senate since 1972. Only Hawaii and West Virginia have gone longer. And New Jersey has gone longer without electing a Republican to statewide office than any of the other 49 states; Christie Whitman was the last GOP statewide win, in 1997. But even so, it’s been fourteen years since a New Jersey Democrat has won re-election to any statewide office – the last one was Frank Lautenberg in 1994.