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Adler Opens Ocean County Office

Brick office opens Thursday

Democrat Shelley Adler's Ocean County congressional campaign will be based in Brick.

The challenger to incumbent Republican Congressman Jon Runyan will open her Ocean County office Thursday. Adler will appear along with other Democratic officials at the office in the Yorktowne Plaza shopping center on Yorktowne Boulevard, over the border with Toms River, at 6:30 p.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The public will be offerred an evening of "food, fun and refreshments," a flyer announcing the event said.

Adler this spring. She is the wife of the late Democratic Congressman John Adler, who died suddenly in April 2011. He served one term, having been elected in 2008 and defeated in 2010, representing New Jersey's third congressional district, which covered most of Ocean County at the time.

Shelley Adler's campaign could prove more difficult than her late husband's, however, since the latest round of congressional redistricting has left the third district devoid of a Democratic-leaning large town – Cherry Hill – and in possession of a Republican-leaning large town – Brick, which previously was located within the fourth district.

Adler lives in Cherry Hill, but is allowed to run for the seat because she lived there prior to the redistricting process.

Despite some generic trends that would seem to favor Runyan, the race is being considered competitive by pundits. The influential Cook Political Report recategorized the race as "leaning Republican" from "likely Republican," and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has pledged to fund Adler's challenge through its "Red to Blue" initiative which seeks to elect Democrats in districts with incumbent GOP representatives.

Frederick John LaVergne for Congress August 16, 2012 at 03:55 PM
We're not raising money, we're raising eyebrows - check out "LaVergne v. Bryson, et al", Docket # 12-1171 in the Federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Oral Arguments are scheduled for 09/14/2014. Neither Runyan nor Adler will respond to our repeated requests for their position on Article the First of the "Articles of Amendment" (The "Bill of Rights), which was discovered last Fall to have been ratified back in 1792. This is no "birther" lawsuit. It gives the power of Congress BACK to the CONSTITUENTS, and breaks the yoke of the lobbyists and special interests. wcprv@hotmail.com to learn more.
More jobs less BO BS August 29, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Has Mrs. Adler moved into the district she wants to represent yet? Cherry Hill is still part of Democrat Camden County right.
Edward Lamson September 21, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I am a disabled veteran and republican but I want Mrs. Adler to know I have your back. I have faith that you care about the people in the 3rd district including the always forgotton Burlington County the largest and has the most aveterans than any other. I hope to see her in the Browns Mills/Pemberton area, if she comes she will win, because no one ever comes here,we are the forgotten people,because we are the poorest. I trust you and your aponant couldn't even be yor towel boy he is the laziest congress man I have seen in my 46 yrs of living. I THANK GOD FOR YOU EVERY DAY. GOD BLESS. Edward C. Lamson Jr.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 03, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Ed, I would like to hear from you, and what you feel is most missing in the care of veterans and their families...I actually have a few ideas of my own, specifically regarding the parents of the fallen. wcprv@hotmail.com "Stand for what's right, or settle for what's left" - Frederick John LaVergne, "Democratic-Republican" for Congress, NJ Third (OUR) District.
Cardinal October 03, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Runyon refused to pass Vets Jobs Bill. Runyon voted No for President's Healthcare Law which is providing Seniors NOW with Savings on Prescriptions Plus Free Preventative Health Screening Exams. Runyon's For Romney's VP Ryan's VoucherCare which greatly limits Senior Medical Coverage. Make Runyon answer to the details.

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