Helen Meyner ousted a freshman GOP congressman from Morris County in 1974
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McCain, Lance, Malinowski — and more than you probably want to know
Rush Holt is 70 today, the 11th oldest of the nineteen living former Congressmen from New Jersey. The oldest is Cornelius Gallagher, who celebrated his 97th birthday last March. The Bayonne Democrat was first elected to Congress in 1958, making him the only living New Jerseyan to have served in the House while Dwight Eisenhower was still president. Gallagher lost his bid for an eighth term in the 1972 primary.
Montclair councilman says timing wasn’t right
The most frustrating thing for Rep. Rodney Proctor Frelinghuysen has got to be that he’s reached the pinnacle of his political career, only to face the inconvenience of an election. He’s being tagged as out of touch; that’s something incumbents often overcome. His greatest challenge is a complete unfamiliarity with campaigning against Democrats in competitive general elections. For Frelinghuysen, this is his family business. It’s a long, long story --