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Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms RIver)

TMac ad buy slams Kim indecision

By David Wildstein, February 02 2018 11:54 am

Rep. Tom MacArthur’s campaign has launched a digital ad buy attacking Democrat Andy Kim for disappearing during the federal government shutdown two weeks ago.

“Andy Kim has chosen to side with Nancy Pelosi and the radical left, and act like he’s a candidate running for Congress in San Francisco, not South Jersey,” said Chris Russel, a political consultant who works for MacArthur.  “Instead of siding with Democrats like Josh Gottheimer, Andy Kim refused to support efforts to reopen the federal government, fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and support our military and employees at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.”

Russell points to comments made by Kim, a former Obama White House staffer, at a Democratic event in Barnegat, where he was asked about the shutdown.  Kim punted on the question, saying he doesn’t “understand all the details” and that “can’t tell you for certain” how he would have voted.

“I don’t understand all the details” and “don’t know all the information” and “can’t tell you for certain” how he would vote.

“Amateur hour with Andy Kim strikes again this week, as he continues to talk out of both sides of his mouth,” said Russell.  “He took positions on tax reform and healthcare without ‘all the details,’ but now he wants to hide his support of the Pelosi-Schumer Shutdown by dodging questions.  The people of Burlington and Ocean Counties deserve better.  So does our military.  So do families who rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program. They deserve someone willing to take a position and articulate why, not play dumb and run for cover.”

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