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South Jersey Progressive Dems back Kennedy

Delaney: ‘Amy Kennedy has the ability to defeat the last Democrat foisted on the region by the Norcross machine, Jeff Van Drew

By David Wildstein, June 01 2020 4:42 pm

South Jersey Progressive Democrats has endorsed Amy Kennedy for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

“Her platform reflects awareness from lived experience of the promise and challenges of South Jersey, from the need to commit to quality jobs to the need for environmental innovation to save the shore,” said Kate Delaney, president of the South Jersey Progressive Democrats. “Amy Kennedy has the ability to defeat the last Democrat foisted on the region by the Norcross machine, Jeff Van Drew. Her win will be a meaningful win for Democrats, and for democracy, in South Jersey.”

Kennedy, a former public school teacher, is one of five Democrats seeking the chance to challenge Van Drew, who was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 2018 and changed parties late last year after refusing to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Another candidate, Brigid Callahan Harrison, has the organization line in six of the eight counties in the district that make up 54% of the Democratic primary vote.  Kennedy has the organization line in Atlantic County, which casts 41% of the votes in the Democratic primary>

“I’m ready to fight for the people and families of South Jersey, not only through the economic crisis we’re facing, but for the future of our children and our community,” Kennedy said.

Delaney was elected Collingswood Democratic Municipal Chair in 2019 after her slate of local county committee candidates swept the primary election vote.

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