How Rodney’s father got to Congress

It’s a revival of an old play that opened in 1952:  Congressman Charles Eaton (R-Watching) decided to retire and gave Republicans less than four months to find a candidate for his safe seat: all of Somerset and Morris, and northern Middlesex. Eaton had spent 28 years in the Congress, including a stint as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  He was getting older (83) and facing a primary challenge

The story of Rodney’s long and painful path to Congress

The most frustrating thing for Rep. Rodney Proctor Frelinghuysen has got to be that he’s reached the zenith 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 --

Call it the Gottheimer Society

Two years ago, former Clinton White House speechwriter Josh Gottheimer mounted a successful challenge to seven-term GOP Rep. Scott Garrett. Now two members of the Barack Obama’s administration, Tom Malinowski and Andy Kim, are looking to take on Republican Congressmen. Malinowski, 52, served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of State from 2014 to 2017. He wants to take on Rep. Leonard Lance in the seventh district. The 35-year-old Kim was the