When Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) returns to Washington next year to begin his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, he’ll have considerably more influence among his fellow congressional Democrats.
Gottheimer contributed and raised more than $3.3 million for Democratic candidates in New Jersey and across the country during the 2020 campaign cycle.
The Bergen County Democrat focused his attention on Democrats who have shown a willingness to work with House Republicans.
Democrats appear to have held their majority in last week’s election, but only by a razor-thin margin.
That could put Gottheimer in the drivers seat on a multitude of key issues.
Gottheimer co-chairs the bi-partisan House Problem Solvers Caucus, a post that will likely propel his impact in a Congress that is more evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans.
“I am proud to have supported so many problem solvers committed to making a real difference,” Gottheimer said.
Gottheimer won a decisive 11-point victory over Republican Frank Pallotta in the Republican-leaning 5th district. He currently leads Pallotta by 38,850 votes, 55.4-44.6%.
“Now is the time to come together, for our country and for the Fifth District, to help solve our toughest problems — fighting COVID-19, making health care more affordable, helping cut taxes, and ensuring future generations have access to clean air and water,” the congressman said. “I look forward to continuing the fight for our Jersey Values.”
Gottheimer has emerged as a Human Fundraising Machine.
He raised a galactical $18.25 million since becoming a congressional candidate five years ago, not including millions raised for other candidates.
As of October 15, Gottheimer had more than $8.6 million cash-on-hand.