NJ-04: Zeitz upgraded by DCCC-"Race to Watch"
by Zeitz for Congress, Mon Sep 15, 2008 at 08:45:22 AM EDT
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On Friday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced that Josh Zeitz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey's 4th Congressional District, was added to their targeted Races to Watch list. It's alphabetical, so you'll have to scroll to the bottom to see Josh. :)
The targeting demonstrates that the DCCC believes this race is competitive and worth investment. Demographic shifts have created the unique conditions for beating 28 year incumbent Chris Smith. Democrats now enjoy a voter registration edge in the 4th District and consistently win the district at the Presidential, Gubernatorial and Senate levels. With boosted turnout and registration expected from urban areas like Trenton, Zeitz is poised for one of the biggest upsets of the cycle.
"We're excited to have the DCCC engaged in the race," said Zeitz campaign manager Steve D'Amico. "With our economy struggling and a representative like Chris Smith, who is more interested in introducing legislation to abolishing common, everyday birth control than he is in helping middle-class families, voters in the 4th District are realizing it's time for change."
The campaign has produced a video outlining Smith's attempt to criminalize birth control, and you can view it by clicking below.
In late September, we hope to unleash a massive wave of direct mail and paid media targeted at swing voters in the district. We have almost raised enough money to begin that effort, but we remain a bit shy of our target. Please contribute what you are able at Josh's ActBlue page. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact ian_at_joshzeitz_dot_com. Please visit Josh's website to learn more about why we need to elect Josh to Congress.