MacArthur concedes in South Jersey congressional race

David Madden
November 14, 2018 - 9:26 pm

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TOMS RIVER, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — More than a week after ballots were cast, South Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur has conceded to his Democratic opponent Andy Kim. 

MacArthur, a two-term Republican representing Burlington and Ocean Counties in the 3rd District, used Facebook to inform supporters he called Kim, conceding “enough provisional ballots have been counted to make the outcome clear", he wrote.

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The admission came before all 6,800 provisional ballots were tabulated, but by the time the last media outlets called it for Kim, the handwriting was on the wall. 

MacArthur promised a smooth transition to Kim, who will make New Jersey’s congressional delegation in the new year, 11 to 1 democrat. It has not been that one-sided in more than a century.