Chris Myers won an important endorsement today in his quest for the Republican nomination to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton, getting the support of the Camden County Republican Chairman Rick DiMichele and the Cherry Hill Republican Committee.
The third district’s Republican voters come in roughly equal numbers from Ocean and Burlington County, which both have powerful Republican machines. Burlington backs Myers, while Ocean County backs his chief rival, Freeholder Jack Kelly. Camden County only has one town in the district: Cherry Hill, which leans Democratic but has 5,900 Republicans — enough to play an important role in the primary.
About two weeks ago, DiMichele and the Cherry Hill Republican committee members met with Myers, who works as mayor of Medford and a Vice President at Lockheed Martin, and Kelly.
“After careful deliberation, we decided that Chris Myers was clearly the better choice for both Cherry Hill Republicans and the people of the 3rd Congressional District,” said DiMichele. “He’s far and away the best Republican to take on John Adler and the Camden County Democrats this November and help us continue the revitalization of the Republican Party here in Cherry Hill.”
Also vying for the seat are former Tabernacle Township Committeeman Justin Murphy and Traditional Republican Organization of Ocean County co-chair Suzanne Penna.