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Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River)

NJPBA backs MacArthur

By Nikita Biryukov, August 15 2018 11:39 am

New Jersey’s police union is backing Rep. Tom MacArthur over his Democratic challenger, Andy Kim.

“Tom is a leader on issues that matter to us and our families. As co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force he is in constant communication with local law enforcement officers, rolling up his sleeves to help get us the resources we need,” said state PBA president Patrick Colligan. “Tom brought people together and pushed for stronger background checks and improved law enforcement resources to make our communities safer. Tom MacArthur cuts through dysfunction to get things done in Washington and we are proud to stand with him.”

The endorsement comes at a somewhat dire moment for MacArthur. Earlier Wednesday, the Cook Political Report changed its rating for the race from leans-Republican to tossup following a Monmouth University poll that showed MacArthur and Kim in a dead heat.

The poll found MacArthur led by just one point, 41% to 40%, with 15% of voters undecided.

Should the union’s rank and file members choose to back the candidate chosen by its leadership, the endorsement could prove a massive boon for MacArthur.

There’s nothing to indicate they won’t, as the union touted MacArthur’s voting record on police issues.

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2 thoughts on “NJPBA backs MacArthur

  1. Amazing how stupid people can be voting against their own interests. Of course it’s stupid to vote Republican if you want a healthy economy, a free republic, etc…but union members voting for the union busters – geesh! They need to do some research on what their union has done for them and what has happened to ALL wages since R’s have been gutting unions’ power.

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