Brown: Testa a ‘wonderful choice’ for LD1

State Sen. Chris Brown said Cumberland County Republican Chairman Michael Testa would be a great pick to fill State Sen. Jeff Van Drew’s seat if the latter beats out Seth Grossman for retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s House seat. “There’s a deep bench in the 1st district who would represent families very well,” Brown said. “The name I’ve heard thus far is Michael Testa, who I believe would be a wonderful choice”

Van Drew pulls in more than half a million

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew brought in $411,485.56 between May 17 and June 30, bringing his total raised in the second quarter of 2018 to $540,094.51. Van Drew spent less in the latter half of the quarter than he did in the former, when he was facing primary challenges from the left from a number of Democratic candidates. He reported spending $149,124.22 Sunday’s filings, while he reported spending a slightly-higher