Some senate races to watch

Down 24-16 in the state Senate, Republicans want to force and win some dogfights this year to give Gov. Chris Christie more leverage in the executive branch.

Based on past performance combined with redistricting changes, the following districts could produce some competitive angles this year…

District 1

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew of Cape May Courthouse, Democrat

Thomas W. Greto of Cape May Beach, Republican

David S. DeWeese of Wildwood, Republican


District 2

State Sen. Jim Whelan of Atlantic City, Democrat

Vince Polistna of Egg Harbor Twp., Republican


District 4

State Sen. Fred Madden of Sewell, Democrat

Giancarlo D’Orazio of Sewell, Republican


District 8

State Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego of Evesham, Republican

Frederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis of Medford, Democrat


District 11

State Sen. Jennifer Beck of Red Bank, Republican

Raymond Santiago of Freehold, Democrat


District 14

State Sen. Linda Greenstein of Plainsboro, Democrat

Richard Kanka of Hamilton, Republican


District 38

State Sen. Bob Gordon of Fair Lawn, Democrat

John Driscoll of Paramus, Republican

Michael Agosta of Fair Lawn, Republican Some senate races to watch