NJ-7 Named As One of 20 Most Competitive Districts
National Journal Calls Altman Frontrunner: Other Candidates “Must Prove They Can Fundraise if They Want to Deny Altman the Nomination”
Lambertville, NJ – National Journal has named New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District as one of the 20 most competitive districts in the country. This news comes just after Democratic candidate Sue Altman announced she has raised over $500,000 in her campaign, with 83% of donations coming from New Jersey residents, the highest fundraising total announced so far from any Democratic candidate in the race.
“National Journal is confirming what we already know, that the voters in New Jersey’s 7th District are tired of MAGA extremism and ridiculous partisan infighting. New Jerseyans deserve better than a representative who puts his allegiance to right-wing extremists above his responsibilities to his constituents. The current circus in Congress shows just how desperately our community needs real representation,” said Altman. “We are proud to be running a grassroots campaign with support all across the district and the resources needed to win in November.”
In addition to being the fundraising leader in the Democratic primary so far, Altman recently received the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America, the first labor union endorsement in the race. Altman also recently published an op-ed in the Star-Ledger criticizing Rep. Tom Kean Jr. for his fealty to Speaker McCarthy and for prioritizing fundraising for his campaign instead of working to avert a government shutdown.
About Sue Altman
Sue Altman is a proud daughter of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. She grew up in Clinton, attended Clinton Public School and Voorhees High School, and still calls Hunterdon County her home today, living in Lambertville.
After leading her Voorhees High School basketball team to local championships, Sue played college basketball at Columbia University and professional basketball abroad, earned two graduate degrees from Oxford University in the UK, then went on to become a teacher and successful basketball coach–leading two teams to state championships.
For the last several years, Sue has served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on fighting political corruption in Trenton, fighting against the waste of taxpayer dollars, and making New Jersey a better place to live for everyone.
Sue has seen firsthand that rising costs and unfair taxes–including the Trump-era SALT deduction cap–are making it harder for the people of the 7th District to raise families, own homes, and retire in their own communities. Driven by a deep commitment to keep fighting for those communities where she was raised, Sue is now taking her years of experience advocating for a fairer system that works for all New Jerseyans and is running for Congress in her home district.