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Watson Coleman files for third term

Only woman in New Jersey delegation is running for re-election

By David Wildstein, April 02 2018 11:44 am

In a move that was entirely expected, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing) has filed petitions for re-election to a third term in Congress.

“We have a lot more to get done,” said Watson Coleman, who was elected in 2014 after Rep. Rush Holt retired.

A former Assembly Majority Leader and Democratic State Chair, Watson Coleman is the only woman in the New Jersey delegation, and the first Black woman to represent New Jersey in Congress.

“I believe every person should have access to affordable health care, every child should have the right to a great public education and we should all be free of gun violence,” said Watson Coleman.  “We’ve fought hard, but we have a lot more to get done.  Now, more than ever, we need to make sure we stay strong on the frontlines and don’t allow the current Administration’s hateful rhetoric and debilitating policies to further divide our country.  Together we are stronger, and I look forward to working even harder over these next weeks to make sure we take the first step in earning another term so that we may continue the fight.”

Republican Daryl Kipnes is expected to file today as the Republican candidate against Watson Coleman in New Jersey’s 12th district.

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