Counting continues in NJ district, with Democrat taking lead

November 07, 2018 - 5:48 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Election officials are continuing their count in New Jersey's unsettled 3rd Congressional District, with the latest returns showing Democrat Andy Kim taking a slight lead over Republican incumbent Rep. Tom MacArthur.

Unofficial Burlington County returns posted late Wednesday show Kim with a more than 2,000 vote lead over the two-term incumbent. MacArthur led by a similar margin earlier.

But officials have said they are still planning to count provisional ballots and additional mail-in ballots postmarked by election day that continue to arrive.

The district spans the Philadelphia suburbs in the west and includes part of the New York media market in Ocean County.

The AP has not called the race. It was among the most closely watched in the country.

Democrats have captured at least 10 of 12 House seats.