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Lance will hold Town Hall

By David Wildstein

Rep. Leonard Lance will hold a Town Hall meeting on Saturday morning in Bridgewater.  It’s the 46th one he’s held since becoming a Congressman nine years ago. Attendees must get advance tickets either from Lance’s office or through an online entry program.

Lance faces a potentially tough race for re-election in the 7th district, which gave Hillary Clinton a one-point win in 2016.  Seven candidates are vying for the nomination to oppose him.

In an adjoining district, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen took considerable heat for refusing to hold a Town Hall meeting.  Some political experts believe Frelinghuysen’s refusal to speak directly to his constituents empowered a grass roots movement that eventually contributed toward the twelve-term congressman’s decision not to seek re-election.

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