Gottheimer is closing in on Garrett

The race in the Fifth Congressional District is looking up for Democratic candidate Josh Gottheimer.

garrett-gottheimer.jpgThe Cook Political Report recently changed its rating of the race from “lean Republican” (favoring incumbent Scott Garrett) to “toss-up”.

The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report rates the race in CD5 “in play”, as a “toss up/tilt Republican”.

And, a fresh survey done by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group at the behest of the House Majority PAC (a super PAC organized to help Democrats win seats in the House of Representatives) finds that Gottheimer has a 7 point lead over Garrett.