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Cook Report: LoBiondo seat “Leans Democratic”

The Cook Political Report has moved Republican Frank LoBiondo's 2nd district House seat from Toss Up to Leans Democratic. LoBiondo is retiring after 24 years in Congress, and the leading candidate is State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat who regularly wins big numbers in Republican areas.   Republicans have been unable to recruit a top-tier candidate to replace LoBiondo. Van Drew, a slightly right-of-center Democrat, faces three primary challengers who
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New guy joins race for LoBiondo seat

The latest entrant into the contest for Frank LoBiondo’s 2nd district House seat is Republican Brian Fitzherbert, a senior project manager for Textron Systems a defense contractor. In what some could interpret as a swipe at the popular twelve-term GOP incumbent he wants to succeed, Fitzherbert’s campaign website calls for change. “South Jersey needs new leadership to address the growing and dynamic challenges. It's time a fresh candidate with new ideas