Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty ImagesDemocratic Rep. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey speaks during a press conference in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2019. (Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images)
The New York Times retracted its call on Thursday in a New Jersey congressional race in which the incumbent Democrat has seen his lead steadily decline over the course of a week.
The race between incumbent Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski and Republican Thomas Kean Jr. in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District has tightened considerably since Nov. 3, according to New Jersey Globe editor David Wildstein.
Malinowski declared victory on Nov. 4, writing on Twitter: “Thank you to the voters of the 7th district for demanding that your candidates run on substance, civility, and moral clarity about the issues facing America.”
Malinowksi’s lead, which had been over 28,000 last week, had shrunk to 5,496