|Today, the DCCC revealed its initial Districts In Play for the 2024 cycle and named NJ-07, currently represented by Tom Kean Jr., as an offensive target district that will help Democrats win back the House majority in 2024.
Kean will be forced to defend a seat that President Biden won in 2020, after narrowly winning NJ-07 in 2022. Since being in Congress, Kean has voted in lock step with MAGA extremists and was one of the deciding votes that made Kevin McCarthy Speaker after 15 rounds of voting.
While Kean avoids defending his caucus, his votes, and positions on issues that are top of mind of New Jerseyans – for the next two years, the DCCC will hold him accountable for every vote, every word, and every action or inaction that threatens the wellbeing of New Jersey voters.
DCCC spokesperson Tommy Garcia:
“Tom Kean Jr. has spent his short time in Congress enabling far-right extremists, defending Kevin McCarthy, attacking abortion rights, voting for out-of-touch culture war legislation, and supporting GOP efforts to toy with the full faith and credit of the United States in order to force a MAGA agenda. If Kean is unwilling to defend New Jersey values in Congress, voters will vote him out in 2024.”
The DCCC’s Districts In Play are competitive Republican-held or open districts across the nation that are critical battlegrounds as the DCCC works to unseat Republicans and win a Democratic House majority this cycle.
Additionally, this cycle will mark the first time ever that the DCCC has launched nominee fund pages, which allows grassroots donors to donate now to contribute to the eventual Democratic nominee in these Districts In Play.