Former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie has defeated Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine. With 98% of the statewide vote counted, Christie leads by about 90,000 votes, 49%-45%, with independent Christopher Daggett at 5%.
Christie won big margins in Republican counties like Monmouth and Ocean, and beat Corzine in two Democratic counties, Middlesex and Gloucester.
Republicans may pick up one Assembly seat in District 4, where Domenick DeCicco leads in his bid for the seat of retiring Democratic Assemblywoman Sandra Love. Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty has won re-election.
In District 18, Democratic Assemblymen Peter Barnes and Patrick Diegnan narrowly lead Republicans Joe Sinagra and Bob Jones.
In District 1, Democratic Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Mathew Milam have a narrow lead.
In District 3, Democratic Assemblywoman Celeste Riley trails Republican Robert Villare. Democratic Assemblyman John Burzichelli appears to have won re-election.
In District 36, Democratic Assemblymen Gary Schaer and Frederick Scalera appear to have been re-elected.
In District 38, Democratic Assemblywomen Connie Wagner and Joan Voss have a narrow lead.
In District 23, GOP Assemblyman Michael Doherty won a special election for State Senate, winning 72% against Democrat Harvey Baron. Doherty defeated incumbent Marcia Karrow in the Republican primary.
In District 6, Democratic State Sen. James Beach won a special election. He defeated Republican Joseph Adolf, 58%-32%.
Republicans won control of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders with John Curley beating Sean Byrnes by a 58%-38% margin.
Republicans have held their majority on the Burlington County Board of Freeholders, winning two open GOP seats.
Republicans won two seats on the Bergen County Board of Freeholders. John Driscoll and Robert Hermanson ousted Democratic incumbents Julie O'Brien and Vernon Walton.
In a stunning upset, Republicans won three Freeholder seats in Passaic County, and a Republican was elected County Clerk. Democratic incumbent Tahesha Way lost her bid for re-election.
In Cumberland County, Republicans picked up one Freeholder seat. Democratic incumbents Louis Magazzu and Nelson Thompson were re-elected.
In Parsippany, Republican Councilman Jamie Barberio defeated Democratic Mayor Michael Luther by a 52%-48% margin.
In Edison, Councilwoman Toni Ricigliano was elected Mayor. She won a 58%-38% victory over Republican Dennis Pipala. Ricigliano defeated incumbent Jun Choi in the Democratic primary.
In Morristown, Democrat Timothy Dougherty defeated Republican James Gervasio with 65%. Dougherty ousted Mayor Donald Cresitello in the Democratic primary.
In Gloucester Township, Democrat David Mayer, a former Assemblyman, ousted GOP Mayor Cindy Rau-Hatton by a 54%-46% margin.
In the race for Washington Township Mayor, Republican Councilwoman Janet Sobkowicz easily defeated Democrat Charles Sarlo, the brother of State Sen. Paul Sarlo. There were two independents in the race.
Brick Mayor Stephen Acropolis was re-elected with 62% of the vote.
Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford was re-elected with 62% of the vote.
In Hoboken, Acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer won a special election. She defeated Beth Mason 43%-22%.
In Kearny, Democratic Mayor Alberto Santos defeated John Leadbeater 58%-42%.
In Camden, State Sen. Dana Redd won 84% in her bid to become Mayor.