Sophomore New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River), who Democrats are targeting because he was instrumental in constructing an agreement to advance the GOP healthcare legislation, has drawn a general election opponent. Former Obama National Security Council member Andrew Kim (D) announced his candidacy yesterday. The 3rd District is one Democrats often look at because the voters here tend to vote for their nominee in some statewide races. The party candidates have managed to convert it only one time at the congressional level since the late 1970s, however, albeit in different configuration. Still, this is the type of district Democrats will have to actively challenge if they are to have any chance of competing for the majority in 2018.
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