Party Switcher

Daniel Hutchison, the Republican candidate for Congress against Rob Andrews in 2004, has switched parties and may be running as a Democrat for Gloucester Township Council. Hutchison sealed the deal at a breakfast with Camden County Democratic Co-Chairman James Beach and Donald Norcross , and Democratic strategist Steve Ayscue on Tuesday in Blackwood. Republicans failed in their bid to recruit Hutchison, has been actively courted by Camden County Democratic leaders, to run for the State Assembly in the fourth district earlier this year. Hutchison was the winner of a very close primary: he defeated John Cusack by just twelve votes in June 2004. Gloucester County Republicans withdrew their endorsement after finding out the Hutchison had contributed $250 to Democratic Assemblyman Robert Smith after he had already won their organization line.

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