Roll Call: Newest Blue Dog Sides with GOP on Repeal of Midnight Rules
January 5, 2017
Roll Call writes,
Gottheimer received the Blue Dog PAC’s endorsement during his campaign against Republican Rep. Scott Garrett last summer. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he campaigned as a fiscal conservative and social moderate.
In one of the Democrats’ few bright spots on election night 2016, he upset Garrett by 4 points in northern New Jersey’s 5th District, which both Donald Trump and Mitt Romney narrowly carried. He over-performed Hillary Clinton, who lost by 1 point here, according to Daily Kos Elections.