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Kean will attend Trump rally

Senate Minority sought to oust Van Drew three times

By David Wildstein, January 09 2020 3:55 pm

Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. will attend President Donald Trump’s Keep America Great rally in Wildwood later this month, the New Jersey Globe has learned.

Kean is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district, where Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) is seeking re-election to a second term.

Trump is coming to New Jersey on January 28 to boost the re-election prospects of Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who switched parties last month after voting against the president’s impeachment.

Kean’s history with Van Drew

Kean and Van Drew served together in the State Senate for eleven years.

As minority leader, Kean worked to oust Van Drew in 2011, 2013 and 2017 – all three times without the help of the sitting Republican governor, Chris Christie.

Last year, Kean played a major role in flipping Van Drew’s old State Senate seat back to the GOP with the election of Michael Testa, Jr. against incumbent Bob Andrzejczak.  Andrzejczak ran as a member of the Van Drew Team.

Kean’s primary opponent appoints economic advisor

Kean’s primary opponent, former U.S. Senate tax counsel Rosemary Becchi, announced today that former Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore will serve as her chief economic advisor.

Currently a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Moore was one of the founders of The Club for Growth, a top conservative group.

Moore was in New Jersey today to speak at a fundraiser for Becchi’s campaign.

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