Christie won Holt’s district by ten points

Christopher Christie’s performance in the 12th congressional district and Barack Obama’s declining approval numbers in Central New Jersey is causing some Republicans to view U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell) as potentially vulnerable this year – especially if 2010 winds up to be a favorable political environment for the national GOP.   Christie beat Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in the Holt district by ten percentage points, 52%-42%.  Christie won 34 of the 43 towns in the district.

Two Republicans are seeking the nomination: Fair Haven Mayor Michael Halfacre, who got in the race early; and millionaire venture capitalist Scott Sipprelle, who is expected to announce within the next few weeks.

The 12th was designed to go Democratic as part of the bi-partisan congressional redistricting after the 2000 census.  Holt has easily won re-election in a district that Obama won with 58% in the last election.  Holt voted mostly with the Obama administration last year.

Christie won Holt’s district by ten points