Congressman Chris Smith scored a decisive victory in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey, defeating Democrat Stephanie Schmid in all three Counties in the district.
With an estimated 70% of the votes reported in the district, Smith leads Schmid 57%-42% on Wednesday morning, according to Decision Desk HQ.
Smith is winning in Ocean County 69%-31% and in the early returns in Monmouth by 51%-49%. Monmouth election officials say that only 45-49% of the vote has been reported and Smith’s margin is expected to widen in the County. Smith’s campaign told MMM that they scored 51% in Democrat leaning Mercer County.
Smtih will become the longest serving Member of Congress in New Jersey history when he is sworn into his 21st term in January.