Go vote in the pri­mary

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OPINION -

Many vot­ers may not be aware that for the first time in DECADES there is a hotly con­tested Demo­cratic Pri­mary race for the Dis­trict 4 Con­gres­sional seat cur­rently held by long-time, ex­trem­ist Repub­li­can Rep. Chris Smith. Demo­cratic and un­af­fil­i­ated vot­ers need to come out to vote on June 5 to choose which can­di­date can de­feat “No Show” Smith in the fall. Un­af­fil­i­ated vot­ers can de­clare their party af­fil­i­a­tion at their polling place on June 5 to vote in the Demo­cratic Pri­mary.

The can­di­date who has the best chance to win against Smith is Jim Keady, a long­time so­cial and eco­nomic justice advocate who Chris Christie fa­mously told to “sit down and shut up” as he was stand­ing up for Hur­ri­cane Sandy vic­tims. Keady is a small busi­ness owner who doesn’t rep­re­sent spe­cial in­ter­ests and big donors, but rather every­day peo­ple like me, a stay-at-home mom of three. He is a bold pro­gres­sive can­di­date whose po­si­tions are clear and stead­fast. They in­clude sup­port­ing Medi­care for All, a $15 min­i­mum wage, cam­paign fi­nance re­form and equal pay for women. Find out for your­self the dif­fer­ence be­tween Keady and his pri­mary op­po­nent by lis­ten­ing to them both in any of the can­di­date de­bates at jimkeady. com/de­bates. I am sure you will come to the same con­clu­sion I did, that Jim Keady in Col­umn C on your bal­lot is the can­di­date we need right now to take on Chris Smith and flip this dis­trict.

— Frances Car­roll, Hamil­ton

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