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Shawn Hyland. (Photo: Hyland for Congress).

Hyland will launch House bid on Saturday

By David Wildstein, October 20 2021 3:47 pm

Rev. Shawn Hyland will kick off his bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd district on Saturday with a noon rally in Bayville.

Hyland, the former executive director of the Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, is among a small field of Republicans who have announced their intent to challenge Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) in the 2022 midterm election.

“These are critical times in the history of our country, and I am looking forward to sharing with friends, family and supporters on why I’m running. I believe in a better America, one that rejects the polarizing, inflammatory anger being championed by the far left,” Hyland said.  “My campaign stands for freedom, individualism, opportunity and protecting these values that built this nation.”

The full field of Republican candidates likely won’t play out until early next year after the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission finalizes a new map to reflect the 2020 U.S. Census.

Mount Holly School Board member Will Monk and perennial candidate Tricia Flanagan are also looking to challenge Kim.

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