The Nov. 8 general election did not bring about a political sea change. In fact, it brought about very little change at all. Despite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s push to flip several critical seats, New Jersey Democrats maintained their majority in the state legislature. On Staten Island, the incumbent district attorney easily won the only significantly challenged race in New York City. However, Democrats did score an important win in Suffolk County, where Steve Bellone was elected county executive.
MetroFocus: Election Changes Little in NJ and NYC, but Power Shifts on Long Island
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011