Kellyanne Conway, a former Trump White House advisor and campaign manager, has signed on to help Cresskill businessman Fred Schneiderman take on Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) in New Jersey’s 5th district.
Schneiderman also announced that he’s hired Jamestown Associates, a top-tier Republican media firm headed by New Jersey native Larry Weitzner. Jamestown created TV ads for both of Trump’s presidential campaigns and for dozens of successful U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and congressional races.
Conway lives in Alpine in the northeast corner of the district and was long involved in New Jersey political campaigns before managing Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.
“The Democrat-controlled Congress whose left-wing agenda is wreaking havoc on America—needs to be fired in 2022. They have failed America. They have given us runaway inflation, government mandates and foolish spending,” Schneiderman said. “Despite all the posturing and posing, Josh Gottheimer is part of the problem as he is in lockstep with the Biden-Pelosi socialist agenda.”
Two other Republicans are seeking to challenge Gottheimer: U.S. Marine combat veteran Nick De Gregorio and investment banker Frank Pallotta, the 2020 GOP nominee.
Schneiderman, who launched his campaign earlier this month, runs FBS Properties, which he describes as an energy and investment company.
Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission list as a relatively small donor to Trump and to Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential race. He donated $1,000 to Jack Ciattarelli’s 2021 gubernatorial campaign, records show.