The National Republican Congressional Committee believes Mike Ferguson’s seat will remain in GOP hands.
“The voters of New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District have already rejected Linda Stender once. I believe the voters will do the same next year and send a GOP representative to Congress who fights for lower taxes and less government spending,” said NRCC spokeswoman Julie Shutley. “Stender’s staggering underperformance in her re-election for the State Assembly is further evidence that the people of New Jersey do not agree with her tax and spend record.”
In a statement issued this afternoon, NRCC Chairman Tom Cole said:
“Mike Ferguson has been a dedicated and committed representative for his constituents in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District since he was first elected in 2000. Mike excelled as a proven leader, helping the families in his district who were affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Also during his time in Congress, Mike has been a tireless advocate for America’s children, leading the charge on special education and children’s health care issues. Mike Ferguson’s tireless dedication to public service will truly be missed in the House.
“I believe that in 2008New Jerseyvoters will send another hard-working representative who fights for jobs, lower taxes and strong national securityto the U.S. House of Representatives. There are multiple candidates who have already expressed their interest in running for this seat and the NRCC will be meeting with those potential candidates in the coming weeks.”