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U.S. Rep. Andy Kim (D-3), a freshman member of Congress and a member of the ‘majority-maker’ class in the House of Representatives, announced that he’s raised $575k in the third quarter of 2019. Kim has brought in more than $1.8 million during this election cycle, more than any candidate from New Jersey’s Third District has up to this point in their term.
“This isn’t a campaign fueled by corporate special interests. It’s one that started as a humble effort to give people their voice back in Washington, and I’m proud to see such enthusiastic support for the work we’re doing,” said Kim. “I promised to bring a new kind of politics to Burlington and Ocean Counties, and I’ve been proud to bring Democrats and Republicans together to make an impact in people’s lives. That’s what I’m focused on and that’s why we’re primed to win in 2020.”
Without taking support from corporate PACs, he noted, Kim has nearly $1.5 million cash-on-hand, putting him in a strong position to hold what the Cook Political Report has labeled a ‘toss-up’ race. Of individual donations to Kim’s campaign, 91 percent were $100 or less, demonstrating continued grassroots support that helped him win in 2018.
A former freeholder with strong Building Trades ties, Republican Kate Gibbs is examining the prospect of landing the GOP nomination and going up against Kim in 2020. Gibbs works for the Labor Management Fund of the Engineers Labor-Employee Cooperative, established by the members of Local 825 Operating Engineers.
For his part, Kim has been listed as part of the DCCC’s Frontline program and has been endorsed by End Citizens United PAC, VoteVets, League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Foreign Policy for America, among other organizations.
Kim grew up in Marlton and lives in the district with his wife, Kammy, and two young children. He previously served at the White House National Security Council and as a strategic adviser to top generals in Afghanistan.