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State Sen. Vin Gopal, center, with Assemblywoman Joanne Downey and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling in a 2021 campaign ad. (Image: NJ Globe).

11th district Democratic TV ad touts ‘coming back’

By David Wildstein, October 14 2021 9:14 am

The Democratic incumbents in the 11th legislative district – State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Long Branch) and Assemblymembers Joanne Downey (D-Freehold) and Eric Houghtaling (D-Neptune) – are up on the air with a new cable TV ad talking their accomplishments in Trenton.

The ad, “Coming Back,” features all three candidates on camera.

Script: “(Gopal) Together, we’ve been through hell.  We are coming back.  My name is Vin Gopal, and Eric, Joanne and I – we’ve been fighting for you.  (Houghtaling) Fighting to support businesses hit the hardest.  (Downey): Fighting restore the senior property tax freeze and make prescription drugs more affordable.  (Voiceover): Vin Gopal, Eric Houghtaling and Joanne Downey.  Your representatives.  Your fighters.  Your friends.  (Gopal) Because when we come back, we all come back.”

Gopal is seeking his second term in the Senate after unseating three-term incumbent Jennifer Beck (R-Red Bank) in 2017.  Downey and Houghtaling ousted two GOP assemblywomen in 2015 and were re-elected in 2017 and 2019.

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