The absence of a colossus at the top of the ticket has turned this cycle – the first of its kind in 16 years – into a segmented spastic
There are also some local elections, but LD11 appears to be the Democrats’ long nursed statement district.
A consigliere of the 2011 redistricting team, perennial Democratic Party insider Michael Muller likes 11 as a staging area for an uprising by Dems, who have been mostly cowed since 2010 by combative Gov. Chris Christie. Muller personally used his influence to create opportunities in the district.
With Christie’s poll numbers going the wrong way and the governor intent on his own presidential aspirations not building the New Jersey GOP – Muller believes now is the Democrats’ chance. With a combination of PAC and DACC ads, the party in control of the legislature is trying to build on its edge by turning the seaside Monmouth County district occupied by incumbent Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande into the surprise win of the night.