The 4th Congressional District includes portions of Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. Republican Rep. Chris Smith, of Hamilton, has represented the district since 1981. His Democratic opponent is Lorna Phillipson of Spring Lake Heights. The independents are Libertarian Jeremy Marcus of Monroe and Hank Schroeder of Sea Girt. This is a staunchly red district, with more registered Republicans than Democrats and unaffiliated voters leaning toward the GOP.
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