Planned Parenthood backs Malinowski

Democrat Tom Malinowski has won the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in his challenge to five-term Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th district. “New Jersey deserves a representative that will fight for women and families,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “Tom Malinowski knows that unfettered access to preventive care and the full range of reproductive health care – including safe, legal

Progressive group backs Jacob for Congress

Progressive Democrats of America, a grassroots group formed out of the Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich campaigns, has endorsed Peter Jacob for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district. “It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of Progressive Democrats of America, an organization that has been working hard since 2004 to transform our party and our nation according to principles of accountability, human dignity, peace, justice, and ecological stewardship,”

Jois collects data during tele-town hall

Expect Goutam Jois to run as an outsider. In a tele-town hall on Sunday that Jois, who is running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Leonard Lance for the seventh district’s congressional seat, said was heard by more than 4,500 callers, the candidate flaunted his progressive positions while collecting data on where the district’s voters stand on certain issues. The call broached a variety of topics, with Jois fielding

Malinowski gets Red to Blue

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has put Tom Malinowski in their Red to Blue program after he raised more than $1 million for his bid to unseat Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th district. “From standing up to dictators as an Assistant Secretary of State to working to forge peace while on the National Security Council, Tom Malinowski has spent his life serving our country and fighting for

Pringle drops out of 7th district race

Environmental activist David Pringle is expected to drop his bid for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Jersey's 7th district. Pringle had failed to gain any traction in his race to challenge Rep. Leonard Lance, although he did get the vote of former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli at the Hunterdon County Democratic convention. The clear front-runner for the nomination is former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Tom Malinowski, who