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Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes). Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.
Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Malinowski launches early transit attack at Kean

Congressman wants to make Gateway into a campaign issue

By Nikita Biryukov, July 13 2020 5:39 pm

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) launched an early offensive at Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean over a signature issue of the first-term congressman’s 2018 campaign.

Malinowski, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, hit Kean over thanks the state senator gave to Gov. Chris Christie for cancellation of the ARC project in 2011.

A study the legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy commissioned in January found it would take at least six years to implement one-seat rides to New York City on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line.

“The main conclusion of the study Senator Kean commissioned is that one seat ride on the Raritan Valley Line depends on the very thing he helped get cancelled a decade ago — a new Hudson River tunnel.” said Malinowski Campaign Manager Daniel Fleiss. “Tom Kean blew his chance to get this done for New Jersey commuters when a little leadership from him might have made a difference.”

Kean is the Republican nominee for Malinowski’s seventh-district House seat.

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