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Fitzherbert announces Van Drew challenge

Atlantic County Republican making 2nd bid for House seat

By David Wildstein, July 09 2019 3:41 pm

Brian Fitzherbert said today that he will seek the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district against freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew.

He ran for the seat in 2018 and won the GOP organization line in Gloucester County, but was removed from the ballot after his nominating petitions turned up seven signatures short.

The 29-year-old engineer for a defense contractor later became chairman of the Atlantic County Young Republicans.

“South Jersey deserves a principled, relentless conservative who will work alongside President Donald Trump to deliver the results that hard-working families need and deserve,” said Fitzherbert.  Our South Jersey community deserves a fair shake and cannot continue to suffer from Congressman Van Drew’s lack of representation. The Congressman’s first vote in Washington simultaneously hurt our community and helped elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. We deserve better.”

Self-funder David Richter, the former CEO of Hill International, is exploring a bid against Van Drew.

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