HOTLINE EXTRA: Democrats Take N.J.-03

Plus: GOP taps Young, Emmer for campaign roles.

Democratic Rep.-elect Andy Kim of New Jersey
AP Photo/Mel Evans
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Nov. 14, 2018, 8 p.m.

Kim unseats MacArthur in New Jersey

The Associated Press has called the race in New Jersey's 3rd District for former State Department official Andy Kim, a Democrat, over Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur. That brings House Democrats’ net gain to 34 seats. They will have at least a 23-seat majority. Eight races are still too close to call, and Democrats currently lead in three of them.

Young selected as NRSC chair

Sen. Todd Young of Indiana will chair the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the next cycle. Young, a former three-term congressman elected to the Senate in 2016, will helm an organization responsible for defending twice as many seats as Democrats will have to defend in 2020. House Republicans tapped Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota to helm the National Republican Congressional Committee. Both ran unopposed.

SMP goes up in Mississippi Senate

The Democratic-aligned Senate Majority PAC’s first ad buy of the Mississippi special Senate election will hit airwaves Friday, a day after the NRSC is scheduled to advertise in the race between GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and former Democratic Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. President Trump is considering a visit to Mississippi for Hyde-Smith in advance of the Nov. 27 runoff, Politico reports.

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