LoBiondo's Decision to Retire Could Cause Domino Effect in 2018

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CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. -

Things in the First District may face changes by next year's Election Day when it comes to the state's Congressional representative.

Perhaps one of the biggest stories from Election Day 2017 is about next year's Election Day, with longtime 2nd District Congressman Frank LoBiondo announcing that he plans to retire from Congress rather than run for re-election.

About Congress, the Republican said in a statement that, "A vocal and obstinate minority within both parties has hijacked good legislation in pursuit of no legislation."

Now, First District State Senator Jeff Van Drew (D) tells the Associated Press that he's "really very seriously considering" running for LoBiondo's seat.

Before his re-election Tuesday, Van Drew has represented the First District in the State Senate for a decade, and for six years in the State Assembly before that.

Van Drew says he will decide in a couple of weeks on whether to run.

Read: Jeff Van Drew Keeps Seat in 1st District Senate Race


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