TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Democratic-leaning New Jersey has turned a deeper shade of blue.
Tuesday's election led Democrats to pick up at least three House seats from Republican control. Incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez also fended off a well-funded GOP challenger.
The Democratic pickups mean the party will control at least 10 of the state's 12 House districts and both Senate seats. Democrats also have a majority in the state Legislature and hold the governorship -- both of which were not on the ballot Tuesday.
Republican incumbent Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey's 7th District was ousted by Tom Malinowski, a former State Department official under Barack Obama.
Democrat Mikie Sherrill defeated Assemblyman Jay Webber in the open 11th District.
State Sen. Jeff Van Drew defeated his staunchly pro-Donald Trump rival Seth Grossman the 1st District.