With the adoption of a map that removes Cherry Hill from the 3rd Congressional District, the candidate Democrats had hoped would challenge for the seat is no longer in the district.
A source told PolitickerNJ that attorney Shelley Adler, the widow of former U.S. Rep. John Adler, had been on the short list to take on Jon Runyan, the former Philadelphia Eagles star who defeated John Adler in 2010. Adler died earlier this year.
Shelley Adler is a former Cherry Hill councilwoman who made waves during her husband’s re-election bid when in the waning days of the campaign she sent a letter to the Courier Post newspaper threatening legal action if the paper went to print with a story critical of her husband.
It’s unknown if the paper capitulated to Adler’s demands.
Adler is of counsel with Earp Cohn P.C.