NJ is not nearly as Blue (In just D-R voting terms) as all the pundits, especially those who like Christie for 2016, want to portray it. Republican governors have won as often as not over the past 20 years. However, what is called a "Republican" in NJ is wildly different than what that word means in Indiana, Missouri, Florida, or anywhere else out here in flyover country.
A New Jersey Republican is closer to what is known as a 'Mainstream Democrat' in all those places than what they would call a 'Republican,' while a New Jersey Democrat is more like a British Socialist or German Social Democrat than like anything that would have a chance as a Democrat out here in the sticks.
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