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Democratic congressional candidate Tim Alexander. (Photo: Tim Alexander).

Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorses Alexander

Endorsement could come with mid-sized donation

By Joey Fox, October 18 2022 3:06 pm

The political action committee for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the main coalition of Black members of Congress, has endorsed Tim Alexander in his bid for New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district.

“Our rights are on the ballot this year, and we need to expand our majorities in Congress and the Senate to defend them,” CBC chairman Gregory Meeks (D-New York) said in a statement. “Tim will be a strong ally in the fights Congress has ahead and I also know that he will remain laser-focused on delivering the best for his district.”

The endorsement signals some national interest in Alexander’s campaign against Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis), who won re-election in 2020 after defecting from the Democratic Party. Alexander has struggled mightily with fundraising – he raised $116,289 last quarter, leaving him with only $38,704 in cash-on-hand – and the 2nd district race is not considered a top race this year.

Since the CBC’s endorsement alone won’t move votes, the PAC will have to invest in Alexander’s campaign to make a difference with only three weeks to go until Election Day. So far this cycle, the PAC has distributed donations of between $2,500 and $15,000 to Black incumbents and challengers across the country; Alexander may be the recipient of a similar donation.

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