Tom Kean Jr. declares victory, but Rep. Malinowski says 7th District is ‘too close to call

Republican Tom Kean Jr. is declaring victory in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, but incumbent Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski has not conceded.

News 12 Staff

Nov 9, 2022, 5:30 AM

Updated 624 days ago

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Republican Tom Kean Jr. is declaring victory in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, but incumbent Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski has not conceded.
Malinowski says the race is still “too close to call.”
Kean took the stage shortly before midnight on election night.
“We have been given an opportunity to change the course of history,” he said. “My solemn pledge to you will always be to serve with dignity, to listen, to learn and to earn this responsibility.”
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Malinowski declared, “we’re still standing.”
Malinowski, who is seeking his third term, narrowly defeated Kean, a former state lawmaker and the son of former Republican Gov. Tom Kean Sr., in 2020. Malinowski first won election by defeating Republican incumbent Rep. Leonard Lance in 2018.
The district picked up more Republican voters after its boundaries in the northwest were redrawn.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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