President Donald Trump has recorded a robocall to boost Republican Michael Testa, Jr. in his bid for State Senate in the competitive 1st district race, the New Jersey Globe has learned.
In his message, Trump calls on Republicans to turn out to vote tomorrow and says that Democrats have moved too far to the left.
Testa, who was named last month as state chairman of Trump’s re-election campaign, faces incumbent Bob Andrzejczak (D-Middle) in New Jersey’s only upper house race this year.
New Jersey GOP leaders pushed the White House political team for Trump’s help in a district where Republicans outnumber Democrats.
Republicans are also seeking to wrestle two Assembly seats. Incumbents Bruce Land (D-Vineland) and Matthew Milam (D-Vineland) face Republicans Erik Simonsen, the Mayor of Upper Township, and Ocean City Councilman Antwan McClellan.
Andrzejczak, a right of center Democrat who has said he would not vote for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. moved up to the Senate in January after Jeff Van Drew resigned to take his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The winner of tomorrow’s special election will fill the remaining fourteen months of Van Drew’ term.
Van Drew is one of two Democrats in Congress to vote against an impeachment inquiry.
Testa is the Cumberland County Republican Chairman.