Republican businessman Bob Healey released a new ad today that he says is his “closing argument” to 3rd district voters, stating that Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) has failed and that it’s time for a change in Washington.
Script: (Healey): “Einstein was a smart guy. He said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Like sending the same people to Washington and expecting a change. Take Andy Kim. Four years in office, a lifetime in DC, and what do we get? Record inflation, higher taxes, rising crime. If you want more of that, vote for him. But I think we can do better. If you want to change Washington, change your congressman.”
“If voters in the 3rd district want to see inflation continue to skyrocket, crime to continue to rise, and our taxes to remain high – they should vote for Andy,” Healey campaign manager Theresa Furmato Velardi said in a statement accompanying the ad. “If they want to see things change – they need to vote for Bob Healey.”
Healey’s bid against Kim has gained traction in recent weeks, mirroring a general improvement for Republicans nationwide in blue state House seats. While outside national groups haven’t gotten involved, Healey has narrowly outspent Kim with help from self-funding and a super PAC financed by his mom, allowing his inflation-focused message to make a real dent in the race.
On Tuesday, the Cook Political Report moved the 3rd district from Likely Democratic to Lean Democratic, writing that “even Kim allies admit the race has tightened.”
But Kim is no pushover. He was first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020 to a seat redder than the new 3rd district, which was redrawn to be more Democratic, and he has kept up the same intense and earnest campaign he’s used to win twice before.