Bill Killion, the campaign manager for Congressman Leonard Lance, is leaving New Jersey to work for Donald Trump in Pennsylvania.
“This should tell you everything you need to know about the race in the 7th district,” said Joshua Levin, campaign manager for Lance’s Democratic challenger. “Leonard Lance, who was the first New Jersey elected official to stand with Chris Christie in a Trump endorsement, remains to be one of the few remaining members of the GOP delegation to hold on to his endorsement.”
“Despite disrespecting Gold Star families as well as the Speaker of the House in the same week, our opponent is, predictably, doing what he thinks the Republican leadership wishes: falling in line,” said Levin. “We need to end this type of behavior in Washington, NOW. We need to bring in a new Congress who will not fall in line, but instead will stand up and fight for you regardless of party, gender, or economic level. We need Peter Jacob.”
Sources say Killion will engineer turnout among voters in southeast Pennsylvania for the Trump campaign.
Lance is set to face off against Democratic challenger Peter Jacob, a social worker, who had endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in the primary.
A resident of Union,Township, Jacob is pursuing his first campaign for public office on a progressive platform.
Lance was once known as a responsible moderate but he has shifted to embrace far right wing positions since the Tea Party gained influence.
The typically Republican district could become competitive if Lance fails to negotiate the perilous political environment aroused by the fascist Republican presidential nominee.
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