New Jersey Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Morristown), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, figures to be a Democratic conversion target next year and now his general election opponent may be identified. Last week, Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett (D), despite already raising more than $230,000 for his budding congressional campaign, withdrew from the federal race and instead will seek re-election to his local position. Though Mr. Bartlett was doing relatively well, his effort paled when compared to attorney and Navy veteran Mikie Sherrill (D) who has already raised more than $740,000 and has just under $500,000 in the bank. Four other Democratic challengers remain, but Ms. Sherrill appears to be positioning herself as the prohibitive favorite to win the party nomination in June. This will be a race to watch in November.
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