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Retiring GOP Rep. Jon Runyan Endorses Tom MacArthur In New Jersey Primary

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May 12, 2014 AT 2:28 PM
New Jersey Republican Rep. Jon Runyan, whose surprise retirement after just two terms raised Democrats’ hopes of flipping the state’s 3rd congressional District, will endorse GOP candidate Tom MacArthur to succeed him. MacArthur is in a competitive primary with Steve Lonegan, the Tea Party conservative who last year lost to Democrat Cory Booker in a Senate special election. MacArthur’s campaign announced Runyan’s endorsement in an e-mail Monday: The formal announcement is to take place Tuesday at a fundraiser.