NJ-05: McCann is running again in 2020

TRENTON, N.J. — The first Republican candidate has declared for 2020 in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.

John McCann — last year’s GOP nominee — announced a second shot at the Democrat-held seat last Thursday afternoon. He made the announcement on Twitter:



McCann lost an underfunded challenge to incumbent Josh Gottheimer last fall, 56.2% to 42.5%.

NJ-05 is split fairly evenly between party registrants and was carried by Donald Trump in 2016; it’s also on the NRCC’s official 2020 target list.