Politics, Politics, Politics – Wednesday’s Roundup

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The race between Andy Kim and Tom MacArthur for the 3rd Congressional District was still too close to call this a.m., as MacArthur had a lead of about 2,300 votes but there were still uncounted precincts in Burlington County and thousands of mail-in/provisional ballots.

I like to think about how close this result is and then remember that maybe the most powerful union in New Jersey, the Building and Construction Trades Council, endorsed MacArthur. As did the Burlington County Times.

Then The Asbury Park Press and The Courier Post (they’re each in the USA TODAY Network) hung the same 2,000 word story on MS-13 (the “deadly gang next door”) on their front pages, on October 16, syncing up nicely with the Trumpists’ closing campaign theme that the real threat to public health was criminal aliens in the suburbs, not plutocrats trying to strip away protections for preexisting conditions.

Closer to home, Jeff Van Drew beat Seth Grossman by 5.8 entire %. Frank Formica fended off Celeste Fernandez and Pleasantville voted YES on ShotSpotter.


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