Sabato's Crystal Ball

New Jersey (03) House 2010

Crystal Ball Outlook: Leans R

Democratic candidate: John Adler, incumbent

Republican candidate: John Runyan, ex-NFL all-star

Recent updates from the Crystal Ball

Update: October 14, 2010

Things are getting heated in New Jersey , where evidence has surfaced that supporters of Democrat John Adler may be connected to the campaign of Peter DeStefano, who is running as a “Tea Party” candidate. According to reports, his campaign manager recruited and gathered signatures to get DeStefano on the ballot, although Adler denies any knowledge of the ploy. Polling has consistently shown a narrow lead for Adler but this developing story could prove to be his undoing. This race is listed as a Toss-up.