Republican congressional candidate Kate Gibbs launched her first TV ad, “Shady,” which accuses GOP primary rival David Richter of doing business with Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and hiring Joe Biden’s brother to help him get business contracts with the Obama State Department.
“From opening offices in China, to profiting from terrorist regimes, to doing business with the Bidens, to trashing President Trump, it’s time Burlington and Ocean County Republicans learned about the real David Richter,” said Angelo Lamberto, Gibbs’ campaign manager.
Lamberto said the spot would run on cable television in Burlington and Ocean Counties, but did not say how much the ad buy was for.
Richter’s international business dealings as CEO of Hill International, a global construction company, has become an issue in his bid for Conrgess in New Jersey’s 3rd district.
Gibbs and Richter are facing off for the chance to take on Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) in New Jersey’s 3rd district.
Kim narrowly unseated Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) in the 2018 mid-term elections.
The seat has been solidly Republican over the years. Democrat John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) won it in 2008 when 12-term incumbent James Saxton (R-Mount Holly) retired, and then lost it two years later to former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jon Runyan.