Getting Pretty Close. Good article in The American Prospect by reporter Tom Turcol
detailing the reasons that New Jersey has become an unexpected battleground state
in the upcoming election. The state, which has not gone to a Republican since 1988, was considered firmly in Kerry's column, with little money or effort directed towards it by either party. But the effects of 9/11 combined with a state Democratic Party in disarray after McGreevey's revelations have quickly closed the gap in a state that Kerry can't afford to lose.