Kennedy Added to Highly Competitive Red to Blue Program as Polling Shows Tight Race in NJ-02
Amy Kennedy has earned a spot on the DCCC’s Red to Blue program by surpassing aggressive goals for grassroots engagement, local support, campaign organization and fundraising. Beyond her demonstrated ability to build a winning campaign infrastructure, Kennedy’s experience as a community advocate serves this district well.
“Amy Kennedy is an educator with more than a decade of experience working in public schools, a mental health advocate and a mother of five who is committed to addressing the biggest issues facing South Jerseyans. She’ll fight to make health care more accessible, protect workers’ rights, and safeguard New Jersey against the imminent threat of climate change,” said DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos. “With four generations of South Jersey roots and her strong campaign, momentum is on Amy’s side. Amy is running a strong campaign and is on track to flip this district in November, I look forward to working with her in Congress next year.”
The race in NJ-02 is highly competitive. Fresh polling conducted on behalf of the DCCC shows the race in a statistical tie. Amy Kennedy is within 3-points of vulnerable Republican Jefferson Van Drew (44-47), with Vice President Biden within 1 point of President Trump (45-46).
About Red to Blue:
Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested DCCC program that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to develop strong campaigns. Additionally, through Red to Blue the DCCC provides strategic guidance, staff resources, candidate trainings and more.