'Moral Courage and Conviction' Behind Primary Challenge to Rep. Josh Gottheimer—One of the Most Conservative House Democrats

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    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/30/moral-courage-and-conviction-behind-primary-challenge-rep-josh-gottheimer-one-most

    One of the most conservative members of the Democratic House caucus won’t be running unopposed for re-election in the 2020 primary.

    Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) will face off against political newcomer Arati Kreibich in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. In a statement announcing her run, Kreibich said that she was ready to take on Gottheimer, who, she pointed out, is one of the members of the caucus most friendly to President Donald Trump.

    “He’s got one of the most pro-Trump records of any House Democrat in Washington,” said Kreibich of Gottheimer, “and when he comes home he refuses to explain his votes, hiding behind his position as a leader of the so-called Problem Solvers Caucus.”

    Gottheimer regularly stands in the way of progress, Kreibich said in her statement, another sign that he’s not in tune with his constituents.

    “He seems more interested in creating roadblocks for big solutions than solving the problems that make life so tough for families in New Jersey,” said Kreibich. “But you don’t get a nickname like ‘the Human Fundraising Machine’ without losing touch with the people.”

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