GOP Donor Floated as Gottheimer Challenger

Republican insiders hope Tim Luing will run, but it's not clear if he's interested.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

"Some Republican insiders want" businessman Tim Luing (R), "one of the owners of Berkeley College, to challenge" Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D). Luing "would have the ability to self-finance a campaign against Gottheimer, a two-term Democrat known as the 'human fundraising machine.'”

"Right now, the idea of a Luing campaign is only speculative, according to three sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Luing is already familiar to national Republicans: he serves on the steering committee of the" NRCC "and raised over $250,000 for GOP candidates last year." But he has also donated to some Democratic candidates, including state Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D). (New Jersey Globe)

Gottheimer ousted Rep. Scott Garrett (R) in 2016 then cruised to reelection two years later.


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