Sen. Jeff Van Drew to Run for Rep. LoBiondo's Seat in Congress

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Van Drew's bid to run comes after LoBiondo announced earlier this month that he would be retiring from the House. Van Drew's bid to run comes after LoBiondo announced earlier this month that he would be retiring from the House.
NEW JERSEY -

On Wednesday, November 29th, big news came out of Trenton as New Jersey Democratic State Senator Jeff Van Drew (1st District) officially announced his bid to run for U.S. Congress to succeed Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R, 2nd District), who recently announced that he is retiring from the House. 

Van Drew made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday, November 28th, saying that it would be an "honor" to represent South Jersey in Congress and that his top priority would be bringing good jobs to New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District.

Van Drew's bid to run comes after LoBiondo announced earlier this month that he would not be seeking re-election at the end of his current term.

Van Drew has represented the 1st Legislative District in the State Senate for nearly a decade.

Should he win in the 2018 election, Democrats would gain a seat in the U.S. Congress, which is currently controlled by the Republican party.

Related: Congressman Frank LoBiondo Announces Retirement


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