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New Jersey Republican congressional candidate Robert Patterson was an acting associate commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration under President Donald Trump.
New Jersey Republican congressional candidate Robert Patterson was an acting associate commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration under President Donald Trump.

Patterson consultant staying on

Nachama Soloveichik will remain with 2nd district candidate in GOP primary against Van Drew

By David Wildstein, December 24 2019 4:37 pm

Congressional candidate Bob Patterson will hold on to his political consultant despite a push by the National Republican Congressional Committee to stop GOP strategists from working against newly-minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew.

“I am staying with Bob’s campaign,” Nachama Soloveichik told the New Jersey Globe. “I made a commitment.  We plan on winning.”

Another 2nd district Republican candidate, David Richter, lost most of his consultants and staff after the NRCC decided to endorse Van Drew.

Soloveichik has seen party-switching first-hand.

She was the communications director for Pat Toomey in 2010 when six-term incumbent Arlen Specter switched to the Democratic Party to avoid facing off against Toomey in a GOP primary.

Specter, who had endorsements from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Edward Rendell, lost the Democratic nomination to Joe Sestak by eight percentage points

Soloveichik served as communications director for conservative Steve Laffey when he challenged incumbent U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee in the 2006 Rhode Island Republican primary.  Chafee won, 54%-46%.

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