Giffords group backs Smith

Former Rep. Gabby Gifford’s gun safety organization endorsed a second member of New Jersey’s Republican House delegation Friday. The Group, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, backed Rep. Chris Smith over his Democratic Challenger Josh Welle. Earlier Friday, the group endorsed Rep. Leonard Lance. “Gabby Giffords knows personally the horrors that can come from guns falling into the wrong hands, and I thank her and her husband — and their coalition

Gabby Gifford’s gun group endorses Lance

Giffords, the gun-safety organization founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, on Friday endorsed Rep. Leonard Lance over former assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski. “[Lance’s] leadership will be critical for our next victories in Congress to save lives and prevent future tragedies. Giffords is proud to endorse Representative Leonard Lance, who has the courage to stand up to the corporate gun lobby and who will never stop working to make

Malinowski launches attack ad

Editor's note: This article was updated with comment from the Lance campaign at 1:04 p.m. Tom Malinowski’s gone negative. The former assistant secretary of state on Tuesday launched his second television ad of the cycle, but unlike the first one, this ad attacks Lance, painting him as a greedy politician. “These aren’t typical times, so we can’t afford typical politicians like Leonard lance,” the ad’s narrator says. “Lance gave himself

Pallone fundraising for all NJ Democratic House challengers

Unlike a number of his Republican colleagues in the state, Rep. Frank Pallone isn’t facing much of a challenge for his seat this year, so he’s turned his attention to helping the state’s Democratic House hopefuls. “I've been trying to help all of them because I think they all can win, and I think that every one of them has a good chance of defeating the Republican,” Pallone said, referring

Malinowski: Don’t politicize Israel

Editor's note: This article was updated with comment from Lance at 1:45 p.m. Tom Malinowski doesn’t want Rep. Leonard Lance to turn Israel into a campaign issue. The former assistant secretary of state, facing attacks from Lance over positions he took on the small nation during his time as Washington director of Human Rights Watch, said in a statement Thursday that turning Israel into a campaign issue could damage relations

NJ GOP targets candidates using liberal leaders

New Jersey Republicans are attacking the state’s Democratic House candidates’ over their ties to nationally-known liberals. "Candidates like Mikie Sherrill and D.C. insiders Andy Kim and Tom Malinowski campaign as moderate Democrats, but the reality is they draw influence, seek support and are beholden to the radical, left-wing Democrat caucus, led by Elizabeth Warren,” N.J. GOP chair Doug Steinhardt said. “New Jersey needs Congressional representatives that will keep our communities