NEW JERSEY 07 (R -- LANCE) | NJ-7

2016 Challenger Exploring Rematch

Clinton won the district last year.

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Ally Mutnick
June 20, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

2016 chal­lenger Peter Jac­obs (D) launched an ex­plor­at­ory com­mit­tee for Rep. Le­onard Lance’s (R) seat. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) backed Jac­obs’ can­did­acy last year when he lost to Lance by 11 points. But the dis­trict is a top DCCC tar­get this year after Hil­lary Clin­ton won it by a point. Jac­obs an­nounced his can­did­acy in a Face­book video on Tues­day, shar­ing a story of his par­ents im­mig­ra­tion to the U.S. and rail­ing on the “cor­rupt” Amer­ic­an polit­ic­al sys­tem and its lack of ac­tion on high drug prices and cli­mate change. (re­lease)

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