Nearly a week after election day, the race for the Assembly in the 38th District has yet to be decided. Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-38) told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he is up in the votes as the provisional ballots continue to be counted.
“We are at 49 votes at this point with all the provisionals counted,” said Eustice.
With the numbers showing Eustace ahead of his opponents, he expects the Republicans to request a recount.
Eustice believes that the race in the 38th District became a tight race considering that the gubernatorial race was on the ballot.
“I really believe it was because of the governor at the top of the ticket,” said Eustice. “I think we would have prevailed even stronger had the governor not been at the top of the ticket or had Senator Booker been at the top of the ticket.”
While seeking the reelection Eustice believes that it became a tight race because of the governor’s coattails. He also mentioned that his opponents ran the race on name calling.
“During the campaign they went on the Eustice is useless campaign since August, which my family has heard since Kindergarten so we found it juvenile,” said Eustice.
If the Board of Elections confirms Eustice’s reelection, Eustice says that it’s all about a matter of making the state work for the citizens of the entire state.