Andy Kim is in. IN. Just last year, Josh Gottheimer, another Dem who had the White House in his resume, flipped CD5 off Scott Garrett. Can Jersey do this twice?
Rep. MacArthur’s name now tied to the Republicans’ AHCA makes him more visible, more a target, and easy to raise money to defeat him. But at the same time, all those factors may make him a higher priority for his party to save, especially for Trump (who has already started raising for him) and for Paul Ryan, because MacArthur’s amendment to AHCA made the bill worse but helped get it through the House, saving face for the Speaker.
Deciminyan introduced y’all to Andy Kim last month. Watch. And I’m sure Deci, who dwells in CD3, will have more on this as the Kim campaign gains speed.