Go vote in the primary
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