LINWOOD, N.J. – One week after locking up the endorsement of Vineland’s mayor, 2020 NJ-02 Republican primary candidate Brian Fitzherbert rolled out the endorsement of Linwood Mayor Richard L. DePamphilis, III on Tuesday afternoon.
“We need a real leader who is willing to fight for lower taxes, immigration reform and who has the courage of conviction to stand up for the people of New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. We have seen Brian’s leadership ability first-hand as he has worked to help build the Republican Party in Atlantic County and across South Jersey. A principled conservative, Brian will be a leader that will fight for South Jersey in Washington, D.C. That is why I am happy to endorse Brian Fitzherbert for Congress,“ said DePamphilis.
New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District covers Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties in addition to portions of nearby Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Ocean Counties. Freshman Democrat Jeff Van Drew narrowly won the seat in 2018 following the retirement of Republican Frank LoBiondo.
Businessman David Richter and former NJ-01 candidate Robert Patterson are both reportedly taking a look at the race.