Lawyer Goutam Jois (D) joined the crowded primary to face Rep. Leonard Lance (R). He recently left the law firm Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, which “billed New Jersey taxpayers millions of dollars to investigate the Bridgegate scandal at” Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) “behest. The law firm produced a widely panned report that uncovered no wrongdoing yet, at the same time, declared Christie innocent.” Jois “said he had nothing to do with the Gibson Dunn report that exonerated the governor. Invoices released by the state do not list him as being involved in the investigation.” (New York Observer)
Hillary Clinton won the district by 1 point in 2016.