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Chatham group backs Sherrill

Exactly the kind of swing town needed to flip 11th

By David Wildstein, April 25 2018 10:17 am

Chatham Moms for Change, a group that boasts 800 members, has endorsed Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district.

The Chathams are exactly the kind of suburban towns that Sherrill needs to win in the general election.

In 2016, Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen won Chatham Borough with 59% of the vote and Chatham Township with 66%.  He came out of the Chathams with a 2,631-vote plurality.  At the same time, Hillary Clinton won 60% in Chatham Borough and 53% in Chatham Township.

Last year’s gubernatorial election, Phil Murphy carried Chatham Borough with 53%, while Kim Guadagno took 54% on Chatham Township.

“We started Chatham Moms for Change out of a concern for the future of our country and how we could get involved in our political system,” said Co-Founder Kellie Doucette. “Those are the same concerns that drove Mikie Sherrill to run for Congress. Our members are supporting Mikie because, since she announced her campaign last summer, she has made herself accessible to residents, answered questions, and proposed ideas for moving New Jersey forward.”

The group was formed in 2016 to address national and state political issues. Sherrill participated in a Facebook Live event with them last week.

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