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Rep. Jeff Van Drew. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Van Drew files for second term

By Nikita Biryukov, March 30 2020 7:02 pm

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) filed for a second term in the House of Representatives.

The former Democrat submitted his nominating petitions with more than 400 signatures. Election officials are still counting the rest.

Van Drew is running with the support of all eight of the district’s Republican county organizations.

He faces one GOP challenger.

Former Trump aide Robert Patterson is also seeking the nod. He filed with 599 signatures and has not yet selected his slogans.

At least five candidates have filed for the Democratic nod.

Those are Amy Kennedy, Brigid Harrison, Cape May County Commissioner John Francis, former U.S. Sen. Cory Booker staffer Will Cunningham and retired FBI Agent Robert Turkavage.

The New Jersey Secretary of State does not list Cunningham has having filed, but the candidate told the New Jersey Globe he has submitted his petitions.

Due to delays caused by COVID-19, petition information may be incomplete at this time.

The deadline to file was 4:00 p.m. Monday.

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