Nov 6, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Rep. Jeff Van Drew wins re-election in New Jersey after party switch

Picture of Rep. Jeff Van Drew shaking hands with Donald Trump
Rep. Jeff Van Drew and President Trump. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew won a second term in New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district, defeating Amy Kennedy, AP projects.

Why it matters: Van Drew, a former Democrat, received national attention last year when he switched parties after he voted against the impeachment of President Trump. After becoming a Republican last December, he pledged his "undying support" for the president.

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