Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) announced Wednesday he won't seek reelection in 2014, giving Democrats a strong shot at taking his seat.
“After a great deal of thought and discussions with my family, I have decided not to seek re- election in 2014,” Runyan said in a statement. “Politics shouldn’t be a career and I never intended to make it one.”
He easily won reelection in 2012, outperforming Obama, but his seat leans Democratic and Runyan's retirement gives the party a good chance at adding a seat in its pursuit of the 17 it needs to gain back the majority.
Democrats are likely to get a solid recruit in Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, who's expected to run.