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Rep. Tom MacArthur, right. Photo by Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe.

Burlington County Times backs MacArthur

By Nikita Biryukov, October 21 2018 2:20 pm

The Burlington County Times editorial board backed republican Rep. Tom MacArthur’s reelection campaign.

“We don’t agree with everything MacArthur has done. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act stands out. Many of our readers have let us know just how displeased they are with him. But the scope of his contributions should not be defined by health care and tax reform,” the board’s members wrote in an editorial released Sunday. “We believe he is a rare and valuable moderate in a polarized Congress.”

The body has endorsed MacArthur in previous years’ elections.

They had few negative things to say about Democrat Andy Kim, though they preferred MacArthur’s established legislative record to uncertainty under Kim.

“Andy Kim is a formidable opponent — young, gifted, committed. If he is not elected this time, there is definitely a place for him in public service,” the board said. “A vote for Tom MacArthur is not a vote for Donald Trump. It is a vote for Tom MacArthur, who has represented a difficult and demanding district with dignity and determination. It takes guts, which is why we endorse him, again, for Congress.”

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