Van Drew fends off challenge from Kennedy after party switch
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Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) was projected to win reelection on Friday for a second term representing a swing district after switching from the Democratic Party to the GOP last year over President Trump’s impeachment.
The Associated Press called the race 12:10 p.m. EST.
Van Drew fended off a challenge from Democrat Amy Kennedy in one of the most competitive House races this election cycle.
Van Drew had flipped the southern New Jersey district, which includes Atlantic City, to the Democratic column in 2018 after a longtime GOP incumbent retired. Trump carried the district by nearly five points in 2016.
Van Drew largely voted the party line while caucusing with the Democrats, including on bills like raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, requiring background checks for gun sales and blocking Trump from withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. He also backed a resolution last year that condemned Trump’s attacks on four progressive congresswomen as racist.
November 15, 2020 at 8:41 AM #378410SatanParticipant
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Yeah I know Howdy Doody Joey actually has the DNA… but he’s still a fake. And Amy is just married to one (Ambien Patrick)
Guess the voters are beginning to agree with the Devil that all the good Kennedys are down here.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
November 15, 2020 at 4:52 PM #378448Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Leave political dynasties to the British and Canadians. If anything is Unamerican, it should be those.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
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