Tom Kean Jr. (Democratic incumbent), and Susan M. Kiley, (Republican) contested the election for New Jersey in United States. Both are up against strong competition for re-election in the United States House of Representatives.
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Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.
Frank Pallone, a Democratic incumbent, is running for the 6th Congressional District of New Jersey. He has been a member in good standing of the House for nearly 20 years.
He represents Monmouth County and includes the Bayshore area as well as areas along the coast.
His career as a Congressman has included work on such issues as the environment, criminal justice reform and coastal resilience.
Since 1993, he is a member the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
This congressional committee has the most extensive jurisdiction, covering issues related energy, commerce and communication and technology.
During his tenure in Congress, he has helped to pass the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the Affordable Care Act.
He has also been a early supporter and donor of Hillary Clinton in her presidential primary.
Pallone worked tirelessly to ensure that children had health insurance after his election. He successfully pushed for provisions to ensure continuous coverage for children.
Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer
Josh Gottheimer, the incumbent Democrat, has been reelected as Congressman for a fourth term in New Jersey’s 5th District.
He represents the northern New Jersey area, which includes parts of Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties. The District stretches from New York City to rural regions.
The campaign received little attention from the national media. Gottheimer was praised by both center-right and progressive organizations.
Gottheimer has raised many millions of dollars for his campaign. However, he has not been endorsed by a primary challenger. Instead, he has garnered outside Democratic organizational support.
Gottheimer is also an active member of the Problem Solvers Caucus. It works to identify areas for agreement.
In January, he was elected co-chair of the caucus. Among the issues the group has addressed are health care access and infrastructure.
Gottheimer also participated in international efforts to impose sanctions financial on Hamas-supporting foreign actors.
He has also been vocal about his support for law enforcement. The New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association has given him endorsements.
Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Kean Jr.
Tom Kean Jr., the popular son and ex-governor beat Tom Malinowski in tight rematch Tuesday in New Jersey’s seventh congressional district.
This victory marked the grandchild of Robert Winthrop Kean, a former congressman.
Kean worked for the four year state Senate until he ran for the U.S. House for 2000 and 2006.
Serving on the Senate’s commerce, higher education and finance committees.
Kean lives in Westfield and has promised to work for American industry, cut wasteful spending, promote energy independence, etc. His campaign website, however, is silent on issues relating to guns.
The money coming from the National Republican Party is fueling Kean’s campaign. To support Kean’s candidacy the House Majority PAC has spent $1 million in television advertising.
Kean’s campaign has not responded to numerous requests for interviews in spite of the huge expenditure.
Kean avoided media interviews for the last two years. He has been very quiet when it comes to questions concerning Trump’s presidency.
Earlier this month, Kean said that he supported abortion rights. He later stated that he supported a 20-week ban.
GOP incumbent U.S. Rep. Susan M. Kiley
The race for the New Jersey 6th Congressional District seat is close. Republican Sue Kiley is expected winning. With 57.3% of votes, she won the GOP primary. She ran a strong campaign.
There are three main issues on her list: crime, education and border. Kiley was a part of two Middlesex County Town Halls. T
his is a good indication that she’s the front runner in the district.
It is important to take into account the proportion of non-affiliated voters.
About 19 percent of the state’s population is nonpartisan. They include voters from minor parties and independents.
According to the consumer price index, grocery prices are up 13.5% in the past year. Bread prices have also increased 16%.
In addition, Asian Americans account for ten percent of New Jersey’s population.
This is the fastest-growing racial category in the state. Many Asian Americans intend to vote in next year’s midterm elections.